Finding Schools

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Finding Schools
Just starting your search for a private school? Not sure where to look? This hub gathers together articles that will provide some answers and guidance.

Choosing a private school is a process with many parts to it. It also takes 18-24 months to complete. This collection of articles deals with the second part of the process in which you look at all kinds of private schools and see what they offer. I'll show you where to look for schools. I also introduce you to some of the things I think you should look for in a school.

What am I looking for?

If you don't know too much about private schools but are thinking that private school might be a good option for your child's education, here's how to get the search process started.

How To Search For Schools  Private School Review has a robust search engine that will make your private school search process much easier to do. Here are some tips on how to use this tool.

Private School Search Tips  We look at several ways you can use to search for private schools. Whether you are beginning the search process for a school for your child or just want to find out more about particular schools, we offer some tips and tricks to make searching more efficient.

The Search Process: A 5 Point Checklist  Use this five-point checklist to keep your search for private schools organized.

This video offers an overview of The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia.

What kind of private school will work for me?

You have your own specific needs and requirements. So, let's look at some of the choices available to you.

Facts About Private Schools You May Not Have Known  Myths, urban legends, and just plain misinformation abound concerning private schools. We shed some light on the facts you may not have known.

All About Elementary Schools  Are you thinking about sending your child to a private preschool or elementary school? Use this hub to find out more about your options.

Boarding or Day School?  Many parents agonize over sending their child to boarding school or keeping them at home and sending them to day school. A look at the pros and cons here.

Single-sex or Coeducation? You ought to consider a single-sex school as opposed to a traditional coeducational school. Why? For several reasons.

Choosing Schools: Look Beyond the Competitive Schools  Competitive schools are wonderful. But they are not the only game in town. Here's why.

Choosing Schools: The Safe School  The idea behind a safe school is that you know your child will get into at least one of the schools on your shortlist. Let's start by reviewing the steps in the process.

Choosing Schools: Reach, Match and Safe Schools Always answer this question honestly: what is the school looking for? Is my child a match for their requirements? This article shows you how to get that important match right.

Saving Time and Money Choosing a School The web has made finding schools and finding out more about them much more efficient than it was fifteen years ago.

15 Reasons To Go To St. Swithin's You probably have several reasons why you think a specific school might be a good fit for your needs and requirements. Have you considered all fifteen of these reasons?

Religious Schools: An Overview Your religion matters to you. You want your child to attend a school that will combine academics and religious education. Here is an overview of what is available together with some links to denominational web sites.

What Strength Do You Want Your Child's Religious Education To Be? Many parents search for an answer to the question "How do I provide the kind of religious education I want for my child?" Religious education is a very personal, subjective matter. We explore some of your options.

Considering a Jewish Education Should you send your child to a Jewish school? We explore the issue and suggest some talking points.

Don't Just Look at Price!  Identifying schools that fit your requirements includes dealing with paying for that education. But don't just look at the price.   

This video provides an overview of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina.

How do I find the school which is the best fit for my child?

How Do I Find The Best School?  A parent and I chat about finding the best school for her daughter. While the parent may be fictitious, her questions are quite typical of the kind of questions and concerns parents have when thinking about sending their children to private school.

Which School Is The Best For Your Child?  It depends on your requirements. But in the end, only one thing matters most anyway.

If We Did Rank Schools. Ranking private schools is almost impossible because it is so difficult to gather the data needed to compare statistics. If we did rank schools, this is how to do it.

Why Ranking Schools Makes No Sense Journalists love to create lists because you and I love lists. But lists such as the top ten private schools can be deceptive.

What kinds of schools are available for my specific requirements?

Your requirements may include specialized instruction or other considerations. Once again, private schools offer a variety of options.

Traditional vs Non-traditional Schools Early on in the process of choosing a private school for your child, you should decide whether to send her to a traditional or non-traditional school.

5 Facts About Progressive Schools Progressive schools are different from traditional schools. These five facts highlight some of those differences.

What About a Foreign Language School?  Sending your child to a foreign language school makes good sense when you have been posted to this country from abroad and in other circumstances as well.

What About A School For Gifted Children? Enrichment and allowing a child to move at her own pace are two advantages built into an education in a gifted school.   

When Should You Consider a Military School?  If you are looking for a college preparatory education with a military emphasis, then take a look at military schools.

Attributes Which Make Military Schools Special What are the attributes which make 21st-century military schools so special? We find out in this article.

This video offers a look at Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California.

When Should You Consider a Special Needs School?  Dealing with the reality that your child has a learning difference can be a defining moment for many parents. So much is at stake. Special needs schools offer programs and highly trained faculty.

When Should You Consider a Therapeutic School?  It is a heart-stopping moment for any parent when you realize that your child needs much more help than you can give him at home and at his current school. Perhaps a therapeutic school is the answer.

How To Find A Summer Program  Sending your children to a summer program or camp keeps them active in fun-filled settings. We explore your options.

A Guide To Schools Within 10 Miles Of Philadelphia   Philadelphia is home to some of the oldest K-12 schools in the nation.

A Guide to the Cleveland Council of Independent Schools  The Cleveland Council of Independent Schools is an organization that currently has thirteen member schools in the greater Cleveland area.

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FINDING SCHOOLS

Learn more about how to find and evaluate private schools. Find out why price should not be your only consideration. Get valuable advice on how to save time and money when choosing a school. Learn more about ranking schools and why it may not work.