Alex and Ben started school on August 12th. Yes, that's way too early. But, judging by the pictures they were excited. We had to start at a new school since ours was closed due to budget cuts. Alex is in 3rd grade and is in a 2-3 split classroom, and Benjamin is in 1st grade in a K-1 split. We'll see how that whole split thing goes. So far they're doing just fine.