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How do you pick the best school for your kid? Do you choose a public or private school or homeschool your child?

What are the questions you need to consider before deciding on a school?

Your child’s needs

Start your search for the school by thinking about what you want the school to do for your child.

  • What’s your kid’s learning style?
  • Is your child artistic or inclined towards musics or sports?
  • Does your child like to work in group activities?
  • Does your child have any special learning needs?
  • Does your child need more challenging activities?

Location of School

  • Do you want your child to go to a school within walking distance of your home?
  • How far are you willing to let your kid travel?
  • Do you want your child to go to a school near your after-school care? Near where you work?

Information on school

  • Does the school have a particular approach to teaching and learning (e.g., group projects, individual performance, frequent testing)?
  • How large are the classes?
  • How do the school’s test scores compare to those of other schools?
  • What measures does the school take to ensure safety? What security measures are in place?
  • What extracurricular activities does the school offer after school or on weekends?

Final step

  • How does the school encourage parental involvement?
  • What are the ways parents can get involved?
  • What is the tuition?
  • Is there a payment plan?

Answering these questions will get you a step closer to choosing the right school for your kid.

 

 

 

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