Hi there. I am new to this site. I have an 11 year old son who hasn"t many friends. He has a small class size in school with only a handful of boys (private school) and he doesn't connect well with any of the boys.He sits with them at lunch and plays basketball with him but they don't hang out with him afterschool and don't include him in things unless he pushes his way in. He is shy and also has a kid bullying him ( we are working with the school to take care of it). Next year his grade will be down to one classroom of 32 kids. We had that in 4th grade and it was a bad situation. He has 1 close friend from public school and a few friends he sees maybe once a month or so from that same public school. There is also a girl in his grade that doesn't connect well with the girls so he has had her over once in a while. My dilema is should I send him to the public school (much much larger class size and maybe more bullies) or keep him in private school (small class and not much chance of hanging out with these boys afterschool) and just make him deal with the few friends he sees once in awhile. My husband also wants him to stay at private school but if my son wants to go to the public school my husband will deal with it he says. My son doesn't know what to do...he's scared to make a change. I'm scared things will backfire if I send him to public school as he can be a little immature. Any suggestions?