Top 10 Tips to Start your School Search
Written by: Melanie Schlachter
With NPN's Annual Preschool & Elementary School Fair taking place this weekend, we've compiled our top 10 tips to start your search:
1 - Determine your family's school search criteria. Consider factors such as cost, location, public or private, schedule, afterschool programs, etc.
3 - Dip into the NPN Discussion Forum. Access what members have to say about school search, post your own question, or look up past conversations.
4 - Check out your CPS neighborhood school. Use the school locator to identify your neighborhood school.
7 - Reserve spots early for school tours and visitation days. Meet with school contacts to help facilitate your decision.
8 - Attend the NPN School Fair. More than 100 public and private preschools and elementary schools will be represented.
9 - Seek out valid word of mouth recommendations. Ask friends, acquaintances, co-workers, etc. for their opinions on specific schools.
10 - Remember, there is likely more than one solution for your family. Try not to get your heart set on one school. Spread your net wide, many wait lists move, and remember no decision is permanent.Posted on October 13, 2011 at 11:10 PM