Now that most families have heard from schools and most decisions have been made about who's going where - - - I can publicly announce:
Stuart Hall is a small all boys school that is going to be perfect for him (The Hall). What's also perfect is that there is a nice small all girls sister school just a scant few blocks away (The Heart).
He will have about 40 boys in his class, but combined with the 40 girls it's technically a class size of
And yes, this is a catholic school. It's known as the least catholic of all the SF catholic schools - and we're pleased that he will have exposure to various world religion studies. He DOES have a dress code (say HELLO to all manner of Gap polo shirts! Say a happy good-bye to saggy jeans and the occasional view of his boxer shorts), but does not have a real uniform. They do have something called a "dress sweater." This just conjures up Harry Potter for me and visions of Ron in his frilly "dress robes" - but that may have something to do with Henry watching a two day all-Hogwarts-all-the-time Harry Potter marathon this past weekend.
And for those that have been following along - - I will now get to wear blue and white (and some red) and we will henceforth be routing for the Knights. There may be some cheering for the "Cubs" as well. I am not sure, but I think that this may be the monikur for the JV teams? When it comes to Knights - there appears to be no real diminutive... Knight-ettes? Little Knights? Knighties? Wee Knights? Junior Knights? Whatever. They seem to be called the "cubs." I'll go with that for now.
In any event - - we are so pleased for him and for us. Now to get him through the rest of 8th grade where (to no one's great surprise), knowing that they are going to high school somewhere, the 8th graders are now all ready to immediately leave their babyfied middle school behind and just get on with the big show already.