I have joint custody of my 4-year-old son and while I would love to homeschool him, I don't have that option. The only option his dad will consider is public school. I live in a city with a magnet choice program and the application period is between October and February of each year so I have to start looking at my options right now. My top three choices are between a Montessori program, a Waldorf program, and I don't know what to call this but it's very open and child directed. No tests, no homework, no bells and tight schedules. And it's K-12.
My son's only real choice of getting in any of these schools is in Kindergarten, MAYBE first grade, after that it's no chance. We have to pick 4 schools that we would be okay with him going to. 2 from a low socioeconomic background and 2 from a high socioeconomic background. But you still get to rank them in accordance with your preference.
So, I want to know how you guys would rank your choices and why. I'm thinking there are some aspects of the Waldorf program that won't be quite the same in the public school setting (don't they usually hold off on teaching reading until age 7?)
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