I am the single dad of a wonderful son. We have recently moved to a new house only a few miles away from where we previously lived, but it is in another school zone. So I have been debating moving him to the new school.
For me, it is not a big a deal. I now live close to the new school, but work close to the old school. So taking him there is only a couple minutes out of my way.
My son is almost 11, and in 5th grade. He is very friendly, outgoing and intelligent. So I know he would make new friends fast.
Here are my thoughts:
1) Next year he would be going to a new school anyway - middle school, again in the other school zone. I have already discussed with him that next year, he is going to a different, bigger school, and NONE of his current friends will be there.
2) If we move schools over Christmas, then he will be able to meet kids that are in our new neighborhood, and will be going to middle school with him.
3) He has many good friends at school, and wants to finish the school year with them. I also like his friends.
4) Both schools are rated highly, and I like his current teachers.
So, do I move him to the new school, or let him enjoy the rest of the school year with his friends?