You have made the Decision to provide your child a private college education. With all these choices, how do find the right one to fit your child’s needs? The initial steps would be to think about your priorities, arm yourself with a lengthy list of questions and start setting up appointments. Your child’s education is too important not to take the opportunity to pick the perfect fit.
Why Select a Private School Education?
Those sending their Children to private schools have many different motives behind their choice. For some the choice is based on moral values and faith. Others believe that a personal education provides better professors and desire their child in a smaller course which will offer the advantage of more personal focus. It is Important to Have a listing of education priorities before you start trying to find a school. By way of instance, if professors are more important to you than faith, but faith is more important to you than extracurricular activities, have professors be number one in your list, faith be number two in your list and extracurricular activities be number three on your list.
Private School Considerations
As part of choosing The ideal private school for your child, you will need to go through a process of elimination to find the amount of schools you are considering down to a manageable amount.
You May Want to consider:
Finances What can you afford to pay for an education at a private school? Ask if there are any financial aid or scholarship applications available to you. Furthermore, a few states, including Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, provide breaks on income taxation if you send your children to a private school.
Grade Levels Do you want your kid to have the choice to stay through large school? Not all private schools provide grades kindergarten through 12.
Location You will need to decide how far you are willing to drive. As you get closer to choosing a college, you might also inquire whether there are any other students at the college who reside in your area. You will then be able to carpool.
Additional questions to ask include:
- Is your school accredited? If so, who’s the accreditation body?
- Instruction Model. What’s the college’s education philosophy? Does this have a conventional or alternative approach to instruction? What is the school’s policy on assignments, testing and grading?
- Service Staff. What sort of staff does the college have? Is there a school nurse on place? Does the school have a psychologist or counselor? Is there a librarian on staff?
- Principal or Headmaster Turnover. If the faculty burns through flaws, the school can have a problem.
- Teacher Turnover. What’s the teacher turnover rate in the school? Generally speaking, private schools have higher teacher turnover rates than do public schools. Moreover, smaller private colleges have bigger turnover than do larger private schools. But a teacher turnover rate of 40 percent or more may be a sign of problems in the school.