Berkeley/Albany public schools or private?
My daughter will turn 5 next year and we are looking for an elementary school starting next year (with Kindergarten). We have moved to the Bay Area from Europe, so are not too familiar with the American system. We are planning on moving to Berkeley/Albany in summer and from what I see, she would be accepted in a public school (but then assigned, and we couldn't chose which school, correct?). We also started looking into private schools but tuition is fairly high and with the generally good reviews I see for the public schools in Berkeley and Albany, I am not sure if it's worth the money. I haven't seen any open tours from public schools, which makes it harder to learn more about them. Any shared experience about public vs private school will be useful. Thank you!