Well hello. It's nice to meet you. Under the advice of Kate I will not use my real name. My blogger name is Jo March, after my favorite character in Little Woman. I have two kids, and my eldest will be starting school in Fall 2012. My husband and I both work outside of the city, so finding a school that is near our house/freeway is very important. We live in District 8- which I believe is categorized as Central/South East Part of San Francisco. Our neighborhood school is Glen Park.
What I'm looking for in a school: Hmmmm, I've thought about this a lot. Besides being a safe and nurturing environment we'll be looking for a progressive school, strong parent community, and a school that offers a variety of activities including art, science, sports and music. Not very creative, I know! My kids already speak another language, so immersion is a plus, but not a priority.
I know there is no perfect school. Again, these are just some of our criteria that we will be looking at while we are touring schools. We'll be looking at public, private and parochial. At the end of the day, the most important things are: Is this an environment where he will love learning? Can I see him growing here?
Thanks for reading my first post. As I go through this journey, please be kind and supportive, and no grumpy emails. Promise. Ok, just a few are fine- I can take it.