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Old 10-29-2013, 07:10 PM   #51
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The elementary school is about a 1 minute walk. The current high school is probably a 20 minute walk, 5-10 minute drive, however by the time our oldest is in high school they should have a new one built that is about a 10-15 minute walk

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Old 10-30-2013, 02:14 PM   #52
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We homeschool but if the boys attended school the grade school is about a block away (I can hear the kids out for recess and the school bells from my back yard). I believe my boys would attend the same middle school I did though there is a chance they would go to the other one in "Old Town", it was the High School about 70years ago (maybe longer now). Either way it is less than 10minutes drive. The High School is only 3 miles from here as well. If I put them in public school I would probably put them in the Charter School Kearnan attended the one year he was in school. It is right next to the grade school, so a block from our house (it is half a mile). It takes about 10minutes to walk or 5-10minutes to drive just because traffic gets crazy with drop off/pick up and everyone trying to go to work. The weather isn't bad here so we can walk pretty much all year.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:25 PM   #53
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Re: How long is your child's school commute?

5-10 minute drive (2.5 miles). If we were sending them to public school it would be a 10 minute walk.
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Re: How long is your child's school commute?

I realize this is an old post but thought I would share. I drove my daughter 20 miles round trip in sometimes heavy traffic for a two grueling years (grades 1-2). I didn't want her in public school and she got into a Montessori charter. As a single mom and no carpooling options, it wore me out and made me truly hate driving! I think my daughter handled it okay but when we would get home, she would often be disappointment to realize she had missed a lot of playtime and had to get ready for dinner shortly after walking in the door. Her preschool/kindergarten had been a wonderful 1.2 miles from home and I longed for that life again! I ended up enrolling her in an affordable private school that she loves and a big factor in that decision was the fact it is only a few miles from us. I would rather pay tuition than face that commute for the next five years. No thanks!! It made me hate driving to the point that I didn't want to even look at my car over the weekend and we ended up staying home a lot. Yes...I shaved back my monthly budget a bit but extra time and NOT having to get up at 6 am is priceless!!
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I realize this is an old post but thought I would share. I drove my daughter 20 miles round trip in sometimes heavy traffic for a two grueling years (grades 1-2). I didn't want her in public school and she got into a Montessori charter. As a single mom and no carpooling options, it wore me out and made me truly hate driving! I think my daughter handled it okay but when we would get home, she would often be disappointment to realize she had missed a lot of playtime and had to get ready for dinner shortly after walking in the door. Her preschool/kindergarten had been a wonderful 1.2 miles from home and I longed for that life again! I ended up enrolling her in an affordable private school that she loves and a big factor in that decision was the fact it is only a few miles from us. I would rather pay tuition than face that commute for the next five years. No thanks!! It made me hate driving to the point that I didn't want to even look at my car over the weekend and we ended up staying home a lot. Yes...I shaved back my monthly budget a bit but extra time and NOT having to get up at 6 am is priceless!!
Thanks for sharing. I originally asked the question when I was considering a high school that was really far from our home. Even with a carpool I'd have to drive half an hour. There was no one traveling from our area so we decided we couldn't do it
Fast forward a a few years and our friend decided to do it. She lived in the car and from what I gather it was miserable and even though her dd loved the school. She's not sending her back.
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