This September, my 11 year old son William began 6th grade at the small progressive school he called his 'home away from home.' He has been a student there since 4 years old, when he began Pre-K. He often, adamantly, proudly, proclaimed he would be one of the few who could call himself a 'lifer' at this school. He only had three more years to go to graduate the 8th grade.
However, within a couple of weeks after starting 6th grade, he began to question if it was still the right place for him. Actually, as his parents, we questioned his continuation at this school for a couple of years prior, but William's attachment and passion for his school quieted our own questioning.Read More