Parents that gamble by buying a house in a desirable catchment or forgo the lottery or private school application process could end up out of luck
This was such a long and drawn out process. We loved many of the schools we visited and applied to.
‘Choice’ is a term that makes my blood boil when you have a special son like mine, cause it only existent to the extent you want to play roulette with your child’s education. I played.
I suspect that Quaker school values likely are quite pervasive in non-Friends schools throughout Greater Philadelphia.
We may remember a time when kids just went to their neighborhood school. But this isn’t Kansas anymore. There are lots of options and lots of different application processes for parents nowadays. We started school hunting at the dining room table and finally I threw my hands up…what are ALL the options?! Every time I thought I knew it all, another school popped up! I wanted to have all my options before deciding which schools to look at and which open houses to attend, so here is a brief Elementary School Options 101.