Thankfully, the local Montesorri is very highly rated as is the public Elementary for where we are.
Problem is the elementary classes are big which really limits the individual interaction that I think my daughter would really thrive with. The M is one of many options, but it is nearly impossible to get into one of the three charters near us (we were #235 on one waiting list and they enrolled a grand total of 4 kids who were not siblings...) but some of the magnets are great as well.
Just trying to come up with a game plan moving forward and when you show up with a big fat check the admissions process is usually a lot easier
Thx for the post BTW...