THE RIGHT QUESTIONS TO PICK THE RIGHT SCHOOL
Beyond what you’re hearing and reading is what you’re seeing.
The most important thing to do when you’re looking for the right school for your kid is to visit and observe the schools you’ve been shortlisted, and it’s even more important to do it without bias in your head.
Call the schools you are interested in, and schedule a visit appointment. Tour the schools during regular school hours and visit a couple of classes where possible. To get a realistic sense of how the school works, avoid visiting schools during the first or the last week of a term.
A good way to get your questions answered is to arrange an appointment with the principal of the school. When necessary, attend an open house, parent-teacher conference, or other school event that would also provide valuable information on educator, student and parent attitudes.
Listen closely to what school teachers are saying about it. The teachers will be your child’s closest adults, and you’ll want to know if they’re well prepared, dedicated, and happy in their work. Here are some of the right questions to pick the right school