Dear readers, forgive me because I have been hiding. It has been way too long since my last post and in that time, West and I have continued our nightly conversation about what we're going to do about schooling for Luke. We were hoping to have a decision made by Thanksgiving and coming out of our food coma, we're little closer to a decision. As the holiday season and deadlines for private school applications approaches, I feel the need to come clean so that Santa keeps me on the good girl list.
My first confession: I've nixed a lot of the tours I had scheduled to attend including SF Friends, Live Oak, Town School for Boys, Rooftop, and Kitteridge. I did post my brief notes on Cathedral School for Boys, Stratford School, Sunset ES, Lawton, and Presidio Hill School.
My second confession: We're seriously thinking of moving out of the San Francisco, if not California. We've gone to open houses down in the peninsula (not impressed with the homes we saw BTW), flew to Portland to check out neighborhoods, talked to colleagues in Florida, and entertained thoughts of (gasp) moving back to Virginia.
We are at a major crossroads in our lives and there are so many factors to consider but it does look like we may be leaving the city for more reasons that just the school system. We are continuing to tour a few schools and will apply to a private school or two, and enter our selections for the public schools on the chance that we can stay in San Francisco.
If you can help us find a place where a 2,500 sq. ft home won't cost us over $1m+ situated in a great public school district, with easy access to nature and the arts, among liberal open-minded citizens, then point us in that direction. If not, then feel free to post your confessions. I won't/ don't judge.