Childpeace, Emerson, .... Thoughts?
We are faced with two really great opportunities for our daughter next year. She'll be in the 1st grade, and the two options are: Childpeace Montessori and the Emerson School.
Childpeace is is a Montessori elementary school recognized by AMI. Their space in the Northwest is nurturing, bright, and safe. We feel like our daughter could thrive there, be happy there, love to learn there. BUT, a couple of major drawbacks of the school include 1) cost and 2) lack of ethnic and socioeconomic diversity.
Emerson is a charter school in the Portland Public School system. Their location in the Northwest (on the North Park Blocks) sometimes feels a little cramped. We love how integrated into the city and into the world at large the students become, as a function of the school's child-directed project approach.
I'm wondering if anyone has any insight or perspective to share on either school? Do you have a child who goes there? Or know someone who goes there? We'd love to hear your thoughts!