Interesting perspectives thus far, I'm really appreciative y'all are willing to share. We've thought about homeschooling, and we still are but for another reason. My daughter is advancing rapidly in gymnastics to the point she'll soon be faced with a pretty important decision, that being whether to spend basically all day in the gym honing her craft and homeschooling, or scaling back her gymnastics to stay in her regular school. We love the public school she's in, everyone from the janitorial staff up to the principal are wonderful folks. It's a (very) high performing school, and it's plain obvious the reason it ranks so highly is the parents and educators are on the same page. We know these teachers, some live in the neighborhood and our kids hang out together, etc. PTO events are pretty popular The kids have a lot of pride in their school, and it shows. Academically the only kids who have a tough time with the standardized tests are the special needs kids, but the school still achieves 98-99% achievement rates. They do a little science fair type thing each year (and an art fair, etc.) and it's pretty amazing to walk the halls and have 10 year olds excitedly explaining the human circulatory system to you in detail, including various disorders and treatments. Others demonstrating the robot they built that follows voice commands. The younger kids explaining whether phenomena and patterns, bird migration science, etc. So I mention all that only to give a little picture of why this decision for my daughter will be a pretty tough one. For a public school, it's simply outstanding.