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Tips to Choose the Best School For Your Children

Updated on March 19, 2020
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Neha Singh is a content marketing professional at Ninegrapes, a digital marketing agency who helps companies attract more business.

The decision of which school your kid should go to is a tricky one. Choosing the best school from hundreds or thousands of options that we have can be troublesome. Therefore, we are going to give you some tips that might help you in choosing the best school for your kid.

The future of your kid depends upon the school that he or she goes into. The majority of time kids learn the values that are imparted through school. This one decision can make their future better.

Here, we present you a list of tips that will help you in selecting the best school:

Look Beyond Academics:

Generally parents select schools for their children based on the quality of education they give. Though academics play a very important role in the development of a child, we can’t deny other factors that enhances the overall development of a child.Other factors like grounds, the ambience, safety, security, health and hygiene of the caretakers, environment around the school, rules and regulations that the school follows. Since selecting school is long lasting you should make an informative and honest decision.

Apart from cleanliness and health issues, it is also important to know how the school behaves with students. What technique school adopts for taking with their students play a very important role.

Know More About Teachers And Management:

Communication is the key to know people or management better. So, talk with the management and teachers to get a better understanding about the working of the school. No matter if the school uses better technology to teach their kids but without teachers your kid can't really grow. Beside the academics, emotional and psychological aspects of a teacher plays an important role. If possible talk to teachers before admission to find out what is their behaviour towards children.

Also, it is very important to know about the general treatment of children by the teachers and management in the school.

Make sure School is not far from Home:

It's really important that you think about the distance between the school and your home. If your kid has to travel more to go to school then firstly, it will be costly and secondly, your child will be exhausted after a long commutination.
However, while thinking about distance one should ensure a school which has all the courses and classes. The school should have kindergarten, elementary, and +2 classes. Getting your students in senior classes becomes tricky and difficult. So, to avoid that it's better to ensure these things before.

Get a brief about the Teaching Method of the School:

Rote learning is one of the oldest methods of teaching students. Yet it is criticised because it doesn’t focus on the deep-understanding of the children. Teachers only want to complete their syllabus. However, many schools nowadays pay attention to the way teachers teach. Schools have come up with modern technology teaching like educomp teaching or smart classes. Using remote technology, projectors not only is an innovative way to engage students but it also improves the understanding of students.

Also, the school should have a good teacher-student ratio. Moving away from traditional methods of teaching and adopting a new one might not work in some cases. But the teacher-student ratio definitely works.

Choose Right Curriculum:

There are so many options in curriculums nowadays. But one should choose one which is acceptable globally. Especially when it comes to state boards, subjects should be given much importance. Choosing subjects involves the kind of job your child wants to do in future. In small towns students should prefer CBSE boards because ICSE is not so easily available there.

Also, other factors like if your kid wants to fly overseas then ICSE is a good option. If your job takes you to any other country then you can opt for IGSCE((International General Certificate of Secondary Education). This will make sure you have a smoother transition in other countries as well.

Know about Extra-Curricular Activities:

These days colleges prefer students who are good at extracurricular activities. They get a rebate on admission. Schools nowadays pay attention to extracurricular activities as well. Overall activities make students dynamic and diverse. Students get overall exposure that enhances their personality. So, make sure you enroll your kids in a school which has decent curricular activities.

Visit the Schools:

Make sure before selecting a school you visit as many schools as possible. This way you can Know a lot more about school. By knowing the capabilities of school you can make an assumption about the quality of education your child can get. Just by visiting the school you can know about its cleanliness, faculty, classes, hygiene etc. You can know about the security in the school. How are the teachers and students of that school?

We hope that all these factors will help you in selecting a school. Especially, if you are a young parent then do the above mentioned things. This way you will get a good school. We understand the pain of finding the best school. Therefore, we did our bit to help you.

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© 2020 Neha Singh

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