On school choice: any decision is the right one
For years and years, we have had to make school choices, even from a young age. Which childcare and why? Which kinder? Which middle school?
Our oldest is entering high school in the fall, and we have had to make choices. What is the right environment, the right size, the right academic mix?
We have asked these questions of ourselves before. Ten years ago, I stayed up worrying about what decision to make. We have faced these choices several times since. At the end of the night, at the end of the day, my co-parent and I have agreed on one thing: whichever school we choose, it will be the right one.
To have a choice is a luxury. To research our choices as fully as we do is so much more than other families are able to do. To have communities - like our playgroups, neighborhood families, our local yahoo groups, or urbanMamas - where we can discuss every angle and pro/con for every option is a treasure.
As we enter this decision-making season as acceptance and wait-list notices are being issued, rest assured that the school you choose is the right one.