What are your reasons for preferring one above the other for kindergarten?
We care about diversity in the most general sense. Hard to achiveve that for your DC when you are excluding 1/2 the population in school.
We went into the process leaning co-ed, but looked at single-sex as well. I heard a few compelling arguments for single-sex education on the tours (especially in lower school for boys), but long-term it was important to us for our sons to have female peers to learn alongside, collaborate with, and be challenged by. There is more diversity in opinion and experience with both sexes at the table.
For our daughter, I admit that I’m curious about the single-sex schools, as we have friends enrolled in all of them and they speak so highly of the experience. I’d be surprised if it swayed us, but who knows.
I was impressed with the girls schools when we toured for our oldest DD but we thought coed was better for a few reasons. One, we have a son and having them in one school (especially because we're downtown and have to commute) was much more attractive to us. Two, I liked having a bit of a bigger school. Sometimes SS can feel *very* small. Coed is what the world looks like and I think it's very important for kids to learn from peers of all genders. And last, our top choice was coed and we loved/love the school in every possible way so it just made sense!