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#1 of 7 Old 07-18-2004, 02:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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!

 
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You could find what you are looking for in Waldorf, Montessori and other private schools. You probably won't find that at Catholic schools as they are usually very academic.

I would visit some of the schools available to you (even some of the public as you might be surprised what is available) and ask these questions. Find out their response. Maybe narrow it down to a few schools and then really research and look at those schools.

I like Waldorf for all the reasons you mention above but not all Waldorf schools are the same though they all have the same basic philosphy. Good luck on your search.
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Maybe a different, more eclectic style of homeschooling would work for you, if you are thinking one other style wouldn't. What if you had a private tutor help out with some subjects? Some college students will work cheap, and they often advertise to help students with math, foreign languages, etc.

Also, many public schools accept home-schooled students on a part-time basis, or for only certain classes. For example, if a student wants to learn about subjects that wouldn't be possible at home because of a lack of equipment, the school may permit him to take those classes there (like science classes that need lab equipment) and this also goes for extracurriculars, so homeschooled students can play competitive sports.

Or you could look into the alternative schools in the nearest large city, if you could handle the transportation.
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