I'm considering applying for private school. My son is currently in 5th grade in public in D3 and I am worried about public middle school admission. We would wouldn't be able to afford private school without financial aid so I assume it would be hard to get a spot. He has a December birthday and I am wondering whether it would increase his changes of getting admitted if he would apply for 5th grade instead of 6th grade. Anyone has any experience with this?