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Markham vs. Roosevelt

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:32 am
by Brooklyn
Hi there,
can anyone describe the main differences between these two schools? Aside from academics, which both seem excellent, is there a difference in the culture of the student/parent body? I am really loving Markham's website, but I know Roosevelt is a good school too. Older son would enter at pre-K. younger daughter not yet eligible for either.
Thanks in advance!

Re: Markham vs. Roosevelt

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:53 am
by alexPeru
Hi there! I went to Markham and my brother went to Roosevelt. They're both indeed excellent schools, both offering the IB, but I would say, IMHO, that Markham is a stricter school. It also depends what you would like for your children... a British approach to education or an American. My brother ended up there because he wanted to go to college in the US, and so wanted to get used to the system. I also went to college in the US, but would have to say the IB was good enough preparation for me.

Markham is English curriculum mixed with Peruvian, Roosevelt is American. Both good schools, one slightly more expensive than the other, and both with very large number of applicants for a very small number of spaces, so you may want to consider other options. I'm afraid most of the private English-speaking schools are the same right now.

I hope this helps a bit!

Re: Markham vs. Roosevelt

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:11 pm
by curlyguy18
Just out of curiousity, how much do students pay? and how much do teachers get paid at these schools?