My daughter will be starting Kindergarten this fall. We have narrowed our choices to two options. I outlined my issues below and I would love some feedback:
#1 An all-girls private school (non-denominational & cost is not an issue thanks to financial aid)
#2 A very good public neighborhood school.
-Both schools are very innovative and progressive. I think my daughter would do wonderful in both.
-The girls school would be ideal, except:
-If we send her there we are breaking somewhat with our very close and wonderful local community. We are close with the families in our neighborhood and spend lots of time together. We can even walk to eachothers houses. This has been amazing for us and the kids. I would hate to mess with this dynamic.
-Our community is ethnically and economically diverse. The girls' school is much less so. That is also a major drawback.
-The girls' school is also a longer commute.
-However, I believe the all-female environment will be especially beneficial to our daughter. She's very interested in science. We have heard from other families that this school is especially good for girls who are interested in science since they do not have to compete with boys.