Choosing the right School for your child
The right school can go a long way toward ensuring a child’s future success by providing
them with the best education while holistically developing their personality. It
is no wonder then that choosing the right school for their young child is at some
point of time every parent’s sincere worry. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Take your time
It is important not to be hasty with this decision. Just because you like the look
of one primary school, or someone gives an off-handed recommendation to a particular
school does not mean it should immediately be considered the best of the lot. Take
your time to explore the schools around you. Since your child will be spending his/her
formative years in that establishment, the decision deserves due deliberation.
Draw from your own experience
It can be helpful to draw from your own schooling experience while preparing a list
of things you would like your child’s future school to have. Suppose you felt the
extra-curriculars at your school greatly mattered towards developing skills, or
if a lack of funds severely hampered opportunities provided, or presence of renowned
mentors faculty, etc, you can use those points to develop your check list.
Ensure that you visit the prospective schools, to give you a clear picture of the
facilities offered and workings of the school. You may make an appointment with
a senior faculty to show you around and to answer your questions about the school.
The staff usually welcomes such interest from parents of potential future students.
References and recommendations
Check with other parents for their opinion about their child’s school. You can also
find out from your kid what their friends think of their own schools. There may
be opinions about the schools online as well.
Find out about other facilities
You must have a clear idea about all the facilities and after school activities
offered by the schools you are considering for your child. It is not only skills
at academics and sports that are important for an overall development, and it is
important to ensure that there are plenty of other opportunities available to help
your child’s overall personality to develop.
While the task at hand may seem monumental, it lasts only for a short while and
the benefits your child reaps from your efforts are immense. Give your child the
gift of great schooling and they will blossom to with achievements and well rounded