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|Sun, 11-23-2008 - 2:06pm|
I am wondering if you look for anything in particular when you first choose what school your child will go to. Aside from the typical good teachers and good rep for being a good school, what other kinds of things might you consider? Like music programs, religious aspects, sports, I don't know, just whatever you might have looked into in addition to the obvious wants.
My dd will be 4 in August, and I was starting to look into preschools/future schools. We live on the border of 2 counties, so we have the option of schools in either county. We live in between a more country setting and a more suburban setting. A couple of things that came to me is I would like the class sizes to be smaller than average. While one school has this, bc it's a small country school, it's not very diverse. It's no big secret that WV isn't the most diverse of states, but I would like her to be in a classroom with different backgrounds. It's just something that I think is important, and maybe most don't consider this when they enroll their kid in school, but my area is probably not as diverse as theirs either.
Another thing is how much recess there is. This might sound silly, but I read/hear/discuss in some of my classes about how some schools keep cutting back the recess or free time in exchange for more structured time. I think this is a bad idea and truly feel play/recess is important for many reasons. I don't really want to put her in a school that doesn't value recess. Probably not the most important issue in the grand scheme of life and all, but just some things that I was thinking about the other day and a few things I am keeping in mind when I look into schools.
This isn't a debate so much, although I guess if people want to they can. I was just wondering what types of things you may have considered.