How to Find the Right School for Your Child

Enrolling your child in the right school early can make a big difference in the success of their academic career. There are many educational options available beyond public schools. Many parents have a hard time choosing the best school for their children due to the abundance of options. There are many factors to consider when selecting the best possible learning environment. It's important to find a school that gives your child the best education for their needs.

Consider all of the available school types in the area.


When it comes to educating your child in the U.S., there are various types of K-12 educational options. Traditional public schools are free to attend and operated by local, state, and federal funds. Private schools charge fees to attend. Charter schools are free but only enroll a limited number of students. Magnet schools are free public schools that specialize in certain areas like technology, science, or the arts.

MUSE Academy is an independent private school offering Pre-K3 through grade 2 early childhood education. The academy fills a critical need for humanist education by developing the full potential of every child as lifelong learners, expressive artists, and active citizens. The MUSE educational experience is centered around music, movement, and performance which contributes to cognitive and social development. The unique kindergarten programs at MUSE nurture creativity and a passion for learning at an early age. MUSE students use their full range of senses to learn, including tactile, visual, olfactory, movement, and rhythm-based experiences.

Make a list of what you want in a school.


Think about what you want in a school and make a list of your must-have features. An effective school has high expectations of students, effective teachers, busy children, a rigorous curriculum, a strong parent-teacher association, and a willingness to listen to and answer parent questions. You should also look into the school's standardized test scores to see if students are performing at appropriate academic levels.

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Visit the school.


It's a good idea to visit any school that looks like a good fit. Visiting the classrooms, meeting the teachers and faculty, and observing how students interact and learn can help you determine if it's the right fit. You should make a point to meet with the principal, teachers, and other parents to get an idea of parental expectations, how students and teachers relate, and what the learning environments are like.

When it's time to take a break from school visits and set off a California road trip, it helps to have a packing list. Go Read Green offers practical tips for planning and packing for a trip to California so you can make the most out of your road trip. Planning an itinerary helps if there are must-see attractions you don't want to miss, but do leave room for spontaneity and flexibility. Your travel wardrobe should account for both California style and comfort. Be sure to pack essentials like sunscreen, a swimsuit, sunglasses, sneakers, a sun hat, sundresses, a pair of shorts, leggings, flip flops, and a beach towel. You can ride in style by renting a cool van or RV to make a cross-country road trip. Speak to your child's teacher to get an idea of how they can keep up with schoolwork while you're on your California adventure.

Make sure to ask enough questions during your school visits. Ask how teachers are trained, supported, and monitored and find out the average homework load. It's important to know how behavior problems are handled by the school. Ask specific questions about the learning style and ask how your child's specific learning needs and temperament will fit in.

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  1. This was so informative to read thanks for sharing. Finding the right school early on is so important for a child.