There is a lot to think about when choosing the right school for your child. Whether you are moving them to a new school or just choosing a school for them to start in, it is a big decision. How do you know what option is best?
Class Size: The number of children in each classroom may make a difference in how much your child is able to learn.
School Size: Some children do better in large schools where they have many other children to play with and many choices for classes. Others like smaller schools, where there aren't as many choices for classes and closer relationships with students and teachers can be made.
Subject Matter: Some schools are able to concentrate on specific subject areas more than others, such as sciences and arts.
Location: The location of a school is important to some parents and students for reasons of safety, convenience, and facilities.
Test Scores: The highest test scores aren't always guarantee that a school and its teachers are good, but they do indicate that children at the school learn more over time than children at schools with lower test scores.
Diversity: To some parents it is important for a school to be racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse.