Dumb, uninformed comment. Mary is a good student at Bronxville High School in Bronxville, NY, which is an excellent high school in an expensive suburb. In school, she is surrounded by many fellow students with Ivy-league academic potential. I believe she would fit in quite nicely in such an environment, socially and academically.
That is why nobody, but nobody, from Bronxville H.S. gets admitted to an Ivy who is not a jock. I know the school well, including faculty, and I know the demographics of this village. Look at a list of the last graduating class, and who went where.
They have no one in the school system who would not get destroyed by poor kids in the South Bronx in chess -- poor kids with single Moms, who recently won the national championship. No, they can't live in Bronxville, and if these kids walked down a street there they'd get hauled in by the cops.