When choosing a new school for your child you need to consider many factors. It’s important to make sure that you make the right decision here. Therefore here are some tips that can help you make the right decision.
Check for school transportation
When looking for a DSS school this is one of the first things that you should look for is transportation. It’s important that you figure out how your child will go form home to school and back home again. You need to be sure that it’s a safe route that they can take if they are walking or riding a bicycle. You can also check out school transportation systems that they have in place.
Look into all the practical details
Look into all the small details before you make a decision. You need to consider details like school uniforms. How much would it cost, what are the payment methods, what are the after school programs that they have, does the school accommodate both sports an artistic extra curriculum activities. Make sure that you have more than one option to look at.
List your educational priorities
Your priories will depend if there are special condition that you need to think of for your kids. If your child require additional support, if they have special needs or talents then your first priority would be to check if that can be accommodated by the place you choose. You also need to think about the type of school you want. For example, if you are looking for a DSS secondary school, then are you looking for a single-sex school? Are you looking for the language and the culture that is adopted by the school and the subjects that they teach? Etc. Make sure you go over all these details before you make a decision.
Before you make your final decision make sure that you make a short list and go tough all your options thoroughly. Go to the school and on open days and talk to the possible teachers that will be teaching your kids. If you can arrange your own meeting with the school if they don’t have open days. Make sure that you ask all the questions to get the answer for the above factors. You also need to ask about school rules and how the school will keep in touch with you and how they will inform you about your child’s grades or issues therefore ask them about newsletters, school report etc.