OK, I am the first to admit, I'm way behind. When I signed up to blog for the SF K Files, I had ambitious visions of posting tour notes on a regular basis. And there's plenty to write about -- since early October, Portland or I have done at least two school tours or events just about every week (public and private), and a few weeks, it's been more like four or five.
But between all that touring, my kids, work, and the rest of life (including a serious illness in the family), there hasn't been much time to post tour notes. Now, as I contemplate trying to catch up, I've found myself wondering whether it's worth posting notes on private schools. It's not that there's lack of interest out there in the world on these schools -- all of the tours and events have been absolutely packed. A recent open house at French American International, for example, was standing room only in a large space, and even those without a seat had to jockey for a spot.
But I'm not sure the SF K Files audience is as interested. I don't say that as a criticism. There are plenty of worthwhile, complex things to discuss on the public school side, and this blog reflects that. The public school scene in San Francisco is more than enough for one blog to cover. We've been touring both public and private schools, and have seen lots to like on both sides. We haven't yet decided what we'll do.
So I'm throwing these questions out there -- are a significant number of SF K Files readers interested in observations on individual private schools? And for families looking at private schools for next year, what information are you finding most helpful in making your decisions on where to apply?
P.S. Over in the Community section, someone has posted a question about private school tours, so if you have immediate thoughts on individual schools, you can post them there. The relatively small number of responses to that poster's question, though, is part of the reason why I'm wondering whether there's much reader interest in private schools.