We are helping DC pick a middle school and the two top choices are very different. One of the things we are considering is whether to pick a school that has philosophy that is fairly similar to our family values, interests and etc. and one that is very dissimilar to our home life.
I see benefits to both choices. One would just be more comfortable but the other could offer DC a good balance to what we already offer at home.
What kinds of choices have you made when it comes to this issue?