How do I get my kids into top 5 schools?
Saw some post here about how this guy wanted to go to HBS just so his kids could be H legacies - made me think. For context, I'm in my early 30s, married w/ 2 kids, live in NYC, principal @ top 5 MF, should be partner in a few years if things go as planned. I went to a pretty good school, T20, but I want my kids to go to top 5 schools. I didn't get into those T5 schools back in HS and I'm obviously over it & couldn't give 2 shits, but as a dad I want the best for my kids + want them to surpass me.
Ideally, my kids will be at a top NYC private school and will be bright. I went to public school and I had no idea about this, but a few of my older buddies told me Horace Mann and Trinity ship kids off to HYPWS left and right -- like 30-40% of those kids go to ivies. I will gladly pay $60k a year per kid for that. But that's today. What will it take to really bump up my kids' odds of going to a Top 5 school in the 2030s/40s as it's getting more and more competitive, and acceptance rates will be under 1% by the then?
I make good money, and I expect some big checks over the next decade and on. I really don't want to pay my into this shit without having even went to the school, so that's off the table. Should I try to join random boards/initiatives at some of these schools? Would that even help? Should I guest lecture? What will it take and what do these schools even want? Appreciate any tips