People like choices and there are plenty when it comes to choosing a school for your child. There are public schools, private schools, private Christian schools, independent schools, magnet schools, and for those that don’t like those options, there’s home school. This isn’t a decision that’s easily made and typically involves a myriad of factors from finances to mission emphasis to after school care options. As you are considering educational options for your child, keep these questions in mind when you visit the school.
School begins at 8am, four minutes between classes, eight periods a day, time dashing to change for PE class, athletics after school, club meetings, and of course, there’s homework. When do our students have time to stop – breathe – and relax? What could that leisure time, or scholé as the Greeks say, look like?