There are lots of choices but school selection can be tricky.

Here’s a checklist you might want to think about.

  1. What personality does your child have? Consider strengths, weaknesses, needs, and interests. What environment would suit your teen?
  2. What are your family values? Clarify this at the beginning.
  3. What practical considerations are there? Location and transport cost is important.
  4. What facilities are there? Is there a band program, a variety of clubs, dance and drama opportunities, and are there sports teams?
  5. What is the size of the school? Would your teen be happier in a smaller school?
  6. What are the academic results like? Along with academic results should come questions about sports, involvement in the arts and community projects?