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The Polson family

Updated: Dec. 15, 2011 -- Within about a month of enrolling their daughter at St. Mary’s in Brookline, the Polsons got some surprising news from Boston school officials: A spot at their first-choice school, the Quincy, had opened up. Did they want it?

Even though Ayla was happily enjoying St. Mary’s, Kathy and Glyn decided to grab the spot - and Ayla enrollled at the Quincy in late October. They had long wanted, ideally, a public elementary school in their neighborhood for their first child, and hope Ayla’s younger sister will join her there someday.

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