I am curious as to how much time people are spending on their kindergarten hunts? I ask because I either need a reality check - like one of you shaking me and telling me I spending WAY too much time - or to hear from others that this process is as time consuming as I am making it out to be?
Direct time = time on tours, at open houses, indep school applications, sfsud forms, enrollment fairs
Indirect time = reading and researching
I am touring approximately eight independent schools and about ten public schools. Each tour is about two hours. I will attend about 10 open houses, two hours each. Figure about an hour per application (estimating five applications) and about two hours for the SFSUD paperwork. Parent Interviews and child playdate for indep. for one and two hours, respectively. what else? surely there is more....
I have myself at about 80 hours of direct time. Is it worth it - obviously...but jeesh, what a to-do.
Part two: I have not been posting my public school comments. I was sticking with indep. because I didn't see anyone else doing that. Holler if you want my public two cents as well.