We moved to Summit for the schools. We have four kids from eight (next month) to 20 months. We are looking at four in private school next year. How did this happen?
The schools have been good. We love Mrs. Shire. Mrs. Fisher was outstanding in Kindergarten for our oldest. We live five houses down from Lincoln, but yet we are planning on driving right past, next year. How did this happen?
We stumbled on a good thing. A great thing, in fact. I almost don’t want to tell anyone. It is our little secret. We have teachers that know everything about my children, more than I do for sure. Our children are now being more than educated. They are learning about the world.
At home my three year old naturally slips from English to Spanish and back again without even blinking an eye. My six year old picks books out at night to read. Some are in English and some are in Spanish. She reads both of them. Their school’s mission is to develop flexible thinkers who are intellectually curious, culturally aware and linguistically capable.
They are doing it. I see it, with my own children. What started as an interesting idea about 10 years ago when we were contemplating raising our kids bilingual has become real. My goal was that they don’t sound like me when they speak Spanish, but we have gained so much more.
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