Moving from BUSD to private middle school
Our family has been happy with the BUSD for elementary school. As our child is approaching middle school, we are feeling less than enthused. The complete absence of accelerated classes in the public middle schools combined with larger class sizes are prompting a look at local private schools. We certainly intend to go to the various admission events but at this point I would appreciate any feedback from parents whose children made the transition, particularly from a BUSD school to The Berkeley School, Black Pine Circle or Prospect Sierra. Was your child one of the few new students transferring into 6th grade? Was it hard for him/her to make friends?
Please no comments critical of a decision to move to private school. We are huge public school advocates but want to explore all options for our child.