"There aren’t many alternatives to the public schools on the North Fork. Until 2012, when the Peconic Community Schoolopened, there were only a few private options, all of them with religious affiliations.
Liz Casey Searl, who grew up in Mattituck, a town halfway between Riverhead and Greenport, started the school with her sister and another local parent when her own children were school age. 'It’s not that the public schools aren’t good,” she said. “It’s just that some of us wanted something different.'”
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The New York Times: When the Weekend House Becomes a Full-Time Home, November 24, 2017.