Anyone have experience with their children in different schools? The good and the bad?
My 8yo son is in public and thriving there. Great location, local kids to play with, average in his class academically and socially he is shy but has his friends. We wanted our 6yo in the same school, but for multiple reasons it is not working. She likes being in school, is making friends, but the class itself is a disaster. The school is not willing to switch her to the other class. This is the class she will be with for the next 9 years, from age 6 until 14. Also, due to other problems with specific kids, this class will be held back and "slower" than normal. My daughter is both socially and academically at least a year ahead, so this is a problem.
I will not sacrifice one child on the altar of another. My kids have very different needs, so I think different schools would be best for them. I also think this may let them continue to be the best friends that they are to each other, because they can't really compete if they are in different environments.
I have not even approached the subject with my DD yet, as of course she wants to stay in the school with her big brother, and will be very upset about moving. Also her very best friend is in the school, so she will be mad about that. But I can't look at right now and ignore the next 9 years.
Anyone with experience? I am all ears.