Most parents are flummoxed when faced with the selection of schools for their child. While, it is good to have choices, sometimes, too much of a choice leads to more confusion! So, what should be your checklist while zeroing down on the best fit?
Narrow down: The fore-most step would be to short-list the number of schools you think might work well for you and your child to a workable number. A broad criterion to short-list might be proximity to home and the educational board.
Ask for reviews: it is a good idea to do your homework first about the background and reputation of the schools that you have short-listed. Online reviews, personal opinions of the parents whose children study in those schools, etc. help in forming your own opinion about a particular school. However, the key to bear in mind is that most schools get mixed reviews since every parent has a different set of expectations.
Have expectations outlined: It is better to have a rough idea of what you think a school should provide in terms of education. If you prefer the school to have a healthy mix of extra-curricular activities or be more academic oriented or have special and premium skill training facilities like horse-riding, golf, etc will influence the kind of schools you select.
Keep your child’s aptitude in mind: while you might want a certain kind of environment for your child, it is always best to understand your child’s learning preferences or aptitude and have that as the main deciding factor. For e.g. if your pre-schooler loves to learn at his/her pace, loves to experiment, then a Montessori pattern of schooling might be more suited to his/her style.
Trust your instincts: A lot of times, we go by what the popular trend or choice is, ignoring our inner voice. A personal visit to the school, interaction with the staff and teachers will help you develop certain vibes about the environment and it helps to make up your mind.
We hope you are benefited by these tips and the process of selecting the right school for your child is smoother and enjoyable.
Lawrence High School, located at HSR layout, Bangalore, focuses on educating children with traditional values to adapt and excel in the world. To know more about Lawrence school, please visit the website http://lawrenceschool.in/ and join us at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lawrence-School/