My DS is in kindergarten at a STEM magnet school that we love. The teachers and principal are top notch and we love the school. It is very diverse but they do a good job of ensuring that kids are challenged regardless of where they are at (kids are broken into small reading/math groups several times a week to work on skills, ect). My DS is very STEM-minded and excels in areas that are technology based. This school is close to our home (which we are renting).
Prior to starting Kindergarten last fall we had looked at an opportunity for a Classical Academy Charter school. We like the classical approach but did not get in due to the overwhelming number of applicants. We have been happy with the STEM school and really felt like it was "meant to be" that he didn't get into the other one. The classical academy is very close to our work.
I decided to enter the lottery for the classical academy, just in case, and we found out he is #1 on the waiting list currently and now we feel like we need to make a decision. We are planning to buy a home in the fall and beyond liking the school it would also allow us to look for homes outside of the area we are currently in. He is doing so well at the STEM school and we like the small size and family-feel. I am also concerned that he will not get enough science/technology at the charter school.
Is anyone familiar with the Classical teaching method? Any insight?