My son is in Kindergarten in our local public school. He is on an IEP and receives speech and occupational therapy twice a week at the school. He has no formal diagnosis yet, they are looking into ADHD (which I'm skeptical of), I suspect an auditory processing disorder and/or sensory processing disorder. He's doing well at school academically and socially and seems happy, never says he doesn't want to go to school. It's considered a very good public school.
But I'm considering private school. The main reason is class size. His K has 24 kids in it (but they do have a full-time teacher's assistant). I'm looking at a school that has 12-14 kids per class. He definitely has harder times concentrating or hearing in loud, chaotic environments--and that does describe his current school pretty well. The private school I'm looking at was extremely quiet (too quiet, I felt... actually...)
As I say there's not a compelling reason to switch him now, he's happy... but on the other hand, I almost feel it might be better to move him to an environment I feel might suit his needs better while he's still happy, before he becomes discouraged or gets labelled negatively. Has anyone else struggled with this kind of decision? What did you decide?