School is a huge piece of our lives. I consider school the work of childhood. It’s important for adults to find a job with a good fit for their schedule, the personality of the job, and the type of work.
Schools for our kids are no different.
These three things need to fit.
Schedule: A variety of school day schedules are out there.
Traditional: 5 days a week, 8-2
Late start: 5 days a week, 10-4
Year round: 45 days in school, 15 days off
Modified: half a day off, half a day in school
Traditional school year: This is your traditional neighborhood school.
Private school: Religious, language immersion, special education and others. Privately funded. Sometimes selective.
Montessori: Schools that highly emphasize exploration and experience in the learning process
Charter Schools: Free, but may be selective. Often have a focus on a certain educational strength ie: the arts