Switching from private kindergarten to public grade school
Hi all. Our family feels really strongly about sending our two kids to public school and have heard great things about the schools in our area (El Cerrito). In the context of COVID and also the fact that both parents work full-time, we are considering applying to and sending our daughter to a private kindergarten for fall 2021. It seems that private schools have more ability to have the kids at school and a more robust system in place for learning from home.
Has anyone sent their kiddo to private school for the first year (or few years of schooling) and then transitioned them to public school? I'm worried we will become engrained into the community, our kiddo will make friends, or maybe even the comparison of private to public school academics, would make us stay. That wouldn't be the worst thing in the world but I do think there are plenty of things a public school offers that private cannot (namely diversity, going to school with kids specifically from our neighborhood, etc).
Has anyone made this transition? Or started in private with the intention to go public but stayed? Thanks!