Taking a break from test prep to muse a bit about choosing schools. So many of us who just "went to the local middle school and high school" are now faced with a great deal of school choice when it comes to our own kids' middle school and high school. Given how terrible the middle school years can be, and how critical the high school years can be, how does one make these choices?
The answer, of course, depends a lot on the kid and the school, and a choice that is perfect for one family could be the absolutely wrong choice for another. So, I have no magic solution here. But, these are the issues I like to throw out (in no particular order) as families ponder these decisions.