How To Choose The Right School For Your Child


Every parent wants the best of everything for their child, including the school the child will be spending their formative years in. In fact it is one of the most important decisions you have to take as a parent.

With this checklist you will be on your way to make a well-informed choice for what’s going to make your child’s future - school.

1) Lock In The Location

You don’t want your child to spend hours on commuting and coming back home too tired to study or play. That’s why it is important that the school is located not more than an hour from your home and is in a safe area, too.

2) Review Its Reputation

Have a conversation with everyone you know - relatives, other parents, colleagues, neighbours and even on Quora to make a well-informed decision about the schools you’re looking at. Also, don’t forget about Google Reviews!

3) Be Choosy When It Comes To Curriculum

ICSE, CBSE, IB or state board?

It all depends on whether the board is available in your area and if it is there till 12th standard so your children can study in the same board throughout their schooling. Do make sure to read up as much as you can about each board before enrolling your child into the school.

4) Not Without My PC

That’s exactly what your child’s demand will be! So, choose a school that has a well-equipped computer room or at least allows students to bring their own PCs. The same goes for teachers as well, the more tech-savvy, the better. After all, you want your children to at least have the basic know-how of using a PC before they step into the world of work.

5) Extracurricular Activities Are Important

Just as an adult it is good to do something besides just work, the same way your child needs a breather from just studying, too. Activities after school are an amazing opportunity for your child to take a productive break from studying as well as build on social skills, in fact, the more variety of activities the school provides the better for your child.

The right school makes all the difference!

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