My son is in second grade attending a Montessouri school since last year. I thought that putting him into a Montessouri school would be the best option since he is bright, easily bored and very hands on. But now i'm faced with the decision of whether or not I should take him out and if I do which is the next best option, Public School or Private School.
Last week I had a parent teacher conference where she informed me that my son went from being 90% in math and 60% in reading in the standardized tests to 10% on both areas. She couldn't really explain why he had such a huge drop nor why she had waited an entire month to let me know this was happening. I'm thoroughly pissed that she waited so long but I held my cool and asked what she recommended I could do with my son in order to help him succeed. My son says he is bored and seems to be quite crabby everytime he comes home from school. I have just been attributing it to the fact that he was just tired from working so hard. I know my son is smart and can do quite a bit when we are at home. Both years have been quite the struggle with this school and I don't know if saying enough is the right thing to do.
I guess what I'm wondering is if I should take him out of his school so he doesn't get further and further behind or should I help him more at home so that he can succeed hopefully during the next tests in January. I know that Montessouri is for some people and not for others and my very strict parenting style probably makes it harder b/c at home there is lots of discipline and at school there isn't. Do you think he needs to go into a more structured environment? I'm at such a loss right now and my mother is trying to get me to send him to a Catholic school which I would barely be able to afford. What do you think?