Schooling builds the foundation of children. Selection of a better school is a vital decision for parents because children are their assets. Every parent wishes to select the best school for their child so that he develops an upright character and turns into a respectable and loyal citizen of his country.
There are some Dos and don’ts you must remember for selecting best school for your child. As a parent, you must understand your child, his personality, nature, traits, learning style, attitude towards studies and special needs. If your child is friendly and cooperative, do select a school which provides environmental friendly education. But if your child is independent and like to live in isolation, then you must select a strict directive school. Secondly, do remember your Family values and principles when selecting a school for your child. If family is broad minded and likes to educate their child in a liberal environment then choose a casual school which provide freedom of studies. Financial availability for schooling and location of school should also be considered. Do not select a school, where your child has to travel miles to get there; as he would not be able to concentrate on his studies with fresh and relaxed mind.
Now keeping aside children and family characteristics, schools’ philosophy, policies, reputation, safety, facilities, teaching methodologies, curriculum does matter when considering a school.
When you shortlist schools for your child, you must read mission, objectives, philosophy, background and purpose of school. Observe the environment, if a school discriminate between casts and religion, do not admit your child in that school otherwise he will learn discrimination. Do select a school which provides fruitful learning environment with updated curriculum. Study school policies, if rules and regulation seems fair and appropriate then only you should shortlist it. You must also find out assignments and grading policies, if it is realistic, then you can consider that school.
Reputation of school keeps significance; do not select a school which is reputed badly in society and community. Some schools do not welcome diversity, which blocks creativity. As a parent, you must watch out the culture, backgrounds, activities and other involvements of school. If it seems good, then only you should shortlist that school.
Your child is your asset, thus safety concerns are on priority basis. Do not select a school which is located in unsecured area. Do not shortlist the school which is careless about students’ safety concerns. You should select a school which has proper emergency plans and equipment available to cope up with hazardous situations.
As a parent, you must watch each and every aspect when selecting a best school for your child. Now, by reading this article, you are pretty clear on do’s n don’ts of short listing schools. Thus you can easily shortlist and select a suitable schools for your child!