I’m writing candidly here, to help me decide... I’ve always put a lot of thought into my children’s education, seeking out good schools. They’ve had great teachers and schools, and if some weren’t so good, I’ve tried to instill the importance of making the best of the situation, important life tool I’d say.
But here’s my dilemma-
without being too detailed, my youngest boy Trevor, that the girls think is the best thing since sliced bread, is changing schools next year for Jr. High. It’s a popular Charter school (I taught there when they first opened until going to China, then after getting the girls, they all went to a new Charter School that is a bit more cultural). Both great schools, the first really pushing academics and the second an IB school that embraces international learning and culture as well. These are hard schools to get into, so we’ve been fortunate. The girls want to go where Trevor is going (not thinking they won’t really see him,but the knowledge of having him there is good enough for them), although they have such great friends at their current school, they’re popular, loved, and fit in well. To throw a kink in it, the public school nearby has an awesome Chinese immersion program that the students learn Mandarin half day, and regular classes the other half. Such a neat opportunity. A good friend of mine is one of the teachers and asks why my girls aren’t going there? It’s also a great public school, especially now with the immersion program.
So… it’s nice to have choices, but this is tough. Have the girls start a different Charter School with their bro that’s highly academic, have them stay where they’re established with great friends, or have them do the Chinese immersion program in the public school? Any insights?