Choosing Your Child's School

Choosing Your Child's School

Jul 18, 2017

When you first move to a new school district, it can be hard to tell how to pick a good school for your child to enroll in. Aside from deciding whether you’d like to opt for a public or private school, there are other criteria that might make one option better than the rest.

If you’re looking for a good place to start, here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a school for your child.

School Reviews

Finding the best schools in your area is as simple as performing a quick Internet search. You can look for a list of school rankings by state to determine the most likely candidates in your district. From there, you can read reviews from parents and students to see what the locals are saying about various schools. While you should take reviews with a grain of salt, this is a great way to see what the popular opinions are of the schools in town.

Technology in the Classroom

In this day and age, the child who has access to the best technology will have a leg up when it comes to future school admissions. Some things to consider: what does the school’s computer lab look like? Does the technology look new or outdated? A school’s willingness to invest in its technology is a great indication of how willing they are to invest in their students’ futures.

Prioritizing Your Child’s Needs

Choosing a school isn’t a matter of black and white. You should take your child’s specific needs and interests into account when searching for a new school. For example, if your child excels at math, finding a school with a great math program might trump some of the other criteria. If your child struggles in class, you could look for a school that offers after-school tutoring programs or guided study halls to help them out.

At Memorial Montessori, we’re proud to put our students’ needs first. If you’d like to come in for a tour to see if our school is right for your child, give us a call today!

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