My son is starting Kindergarten

Sabrina - posted on 07/11/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son just turned five and is starting Kindergarten next month. I have two school options. The first option is putting him in a fine arts school, the arts program is amazing, but the academics are only average. The second school has extremely high academics, but lacks in the arts department. I am so terrified that I am going to send my son down the wrong path. He has such a creative sole already, but I would never want him to lack academically.

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Jazel - posted on 07/14/2010

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hi sabrina, here in our country kindergarten both take academic and arts program..however it depends on which your child is more interested in, just keep on supporting on your child needs.

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what do you mean by average? is it state average, country average - or just average in your opinion? where do you feel your son will flourish the most? IMHO arts are SOOOOO important when a child is in school and they are the most often overlooked, and cut... and also, (in my opinion ) if a child is going to be an academic scholar.. they are going to do so regardless of the school curriculum - they are the ones who are passionate enough about something to search out info on their own.. or read up on it etc... whereas, a lot of children have never had the chance to sing in a choir or pick up and instrument or throw a pot... =) im sure your son will do fine with what ever you choose =)

Ilene - posted on 07/11/2010

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Personally, I think that they need to have a broad range of skills and background before deciding on a "specific path". My first grader is very good with computer skills but I think he needs the arts and academics to have a more rounded educational experience. Maybe once they get into middle or even high school a more specific path is okay.

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