Do you remember your school days, what you liked about your school and what you did not?
You will be in a different role when it’s time to select the best school for your kids. Don’t worry. These important tips will help you.
• Is the school going to provide strong academic background?
Peers and teachers interested in academics shall be a reinforcement to learn and achieve. Academic potential of a school may be confirmed by knowing accreditations and track record of the school, and availability of trained and qualified teachers.
• Schooling does not mean only academics
It is important to know what you are aiming at. Well, you may be imagining a future scientist in your child, but don’t forget your child’s age. It’s not the age for truckload of homework with unrealistic deadlines. Get information about the homework culture of the school. The child will learn math or science, but the golden days of childhood also mean a lot more: Drawing, painting, sport, sculpture, singing, dance, drama, stories and what not! Check what the school does to help your child build up an all-round personality.
• School should not be a boring place for your child
Are we speaking of school timings, ambience and infrastructure? Well, yes. See if school timings match the needs of your child. Do not push your child out of bed before sunrise to start the day with a cry and eventually disliking going to school. Next, check for clean, lighted, spacious, ventilated classrooms with seats comfortable for height of the child. Check availability of sport equipment, playground, proper sanitation, and overall pleasant environment. Check for an effective communication system to report to you in case of any problem with your child at school.
• Do you want your child to spend quality time?
Sometimes, going to and coming back from school becomes a long, exhausting task. Look first for a school in your area, so that the child spends minimum time travelling. The conserved energy could be diverted to recreation!
• The teachers need to have passion for their job
Speak to the teachers. See if they speak of innovations. Search in them the positive interest, liking, and passion for teaching, their attitude to discover the qualities in students, and love for children.
Make sure you visit the school, put your direct and indirect observations together, apply your priorities to match the situation, and choose the best school for your child.