- What kind of school did we choose (local, Christian, private, homeschooling)? Why?
- How did we choose our kids' schools?
We send our kids to local schools, both primary and secondary.
We want to be part of our local community. We want to get to know local families, share our lives with them, pray for them, and chat with them about what we believe.
We want our children to learn to live in a non-Christian world. We want to equip them to relate to and reach out to their classmates, who are from all kinds of backgrounds and religions. We want to talk with our kids about the issues raised by secular philosophies and practices.
We have friends we greatly respect who school their kids differently, and I can see the advantages. Given different circumstances, we'd make a different decision. But local is our preference.
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Here are some great posts about why other families went local:
- Nicole - Missional lifestyle: Education and Benefits of going local
- Jenny - Why we chose our local high school and Book review: Going public