Hello Seepae. How old is your son? Has he ever been in school? Your wishes for the schooling experience sound like they lead either to homeschooling or a very alternative school, like an independent one, or a Sudbury model or something like that. I was wondering why you have ruled out homeschooling--would it make sense to cross post on the homeschooling forum and explore your ideas about why you feel you can't with those folks? (maybe you've already done this
) I think if you do go the public school route, which many of us have found acceptable, but not perfect, there are many things to contend with, and you have to take it year by year making sure your child is getting what s/he needs out of the experience; some years you can just relax and others you need to be quite an advocate, depending on the teacher. Just some random thoughts, I"m sure others will be along to pipe in!