Seeking input on Julia Morgan Middle School
Our rising 4th grade daughter has been in a local (EBAY) private school since K. The school is academically rigorous, progressive, and has a strong stated culture of inclusivity/social justice. It is a good school, but we find ourselves starting to consider (not the original plan) moving her to a new school for middle school.
I am seeking input from the community for local middle schools, public and private, with a preference to hearing about recent girls' experiences at Julia Morgan.
Some deets about our student:
She is bright, very verbal, imaginative and has a burgeoning aptitude for writing, especially creative. Struggles w/ math a bit, and it takes her more drilling and time to learn math facts (ie the multiplication table), but really has a good work ethic so she is good natured about practice (thank goodness!). She has been diagnosed with adhd, inattentive type, and has slow processing speed and some executive function issues. This really plays out socially, which is a big reason for the search for a new school. She has not found her tribe, and this friendly, sweet girl deserves one, IMHO. She has worked w/ a speech therapist in a social group, but we have not seen this wonderful curriculum translate well onto the playground at school. Maybe it will improve with maturity, and I expect it will, but 4th grade feels and looks like a time when most girls are really getting solid into some real friendships, and unfortunately, this has not blossomed for my daughter at her current school. (She has some good friends outside of school, which is great)
I am hot and cold on the idea of Julia Morgan. I like the idea of an all girls school, but worry about mean girl culture, especially after reading some reviews. I don't want to throw her from one relatively alpha girl/overtly competitive environment into another.
Welcome input on other schools too!