Ali Family

The Ali family has several children in Brownell Talbot School at the same time. Clockwise from top right: Ismael, junior; Isaac, kindergarten; Layla, grade 5; and Sarah, grade 7.

Ask families what defines Brownell Talbot School, and they’ll likely say it’s the sense of community.

That’s in large part because it’s the only school in the city where a child can attend from age 3 until heading off to college. Many families have multiple students enrolled.

Last spring, in a class of 35, the school graduated 13 students who had been at Brownell Talbot since first grade or earlier.

“There’s a reason I’ve been here practically my whole life,’’ recent graduate Surya Buddharaju said. “It’s a community like no other.’’

Every private school in Omaha has something special that graduates remember long after they’ve left the building.

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What each Omaha-area private school says makes them unique:

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Marjie is a writer for The World-Herald’s special sections and specialty publications, including Inspired Living Omaha, Wedding Essentials and Momaha Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @mduceyOWH. Phone: 402-444-1034.

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