How To Identify Schools

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How To Identify Schools
Identifying or evaluating private schools is the second part of the private school search process. This hub aggregates more than twenty-five articles that deal with this topic with the hope that they will help you search for the right private school for your child.

I know what you're thinking. "I have already chosen a couple of private schools to look at. So, why do I need to identify schools? What's that all about?" Identifying or evaluating schools is the next step in your school search process. In the first step, you surfed the Web looking at all kinds of schools. Depending on where you live, you had a handful of schools to possibly a hundred or more schools available. The first step involved your scanning school. The second step involves a detailed examination of three to five schools to determine which might best meet your needs and requirements.

 

A Guide To Schools Within 10 Miles Of Philadelphia

Philadelphia is home to some of the oldest K-12 schools in the nation. Our website lists eighty-four K-12 private schools within twenty-five miles from the Center City. You literally can find just about any kind of school you are looking for. Read more...

 

This video offers us a look at Cristo Rey High School.

 

 

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. Use Private School Review to find schools that do not belong to the CCIS. Read more...

 

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. We look at the pros and cons here. Read more...

 

Choosing Schools: Look Beyond the Competitive Schools

Competitive schools are wonderful. They are also very well-known and attract many more applicants than they have places for. But they are not the only game in town. We offer some reasons why. Read more...

 

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. Read more...

 

Comparison of Montessori, Waldorf & Reggio Emilia

This article offers a side-by-side comparison of the three popular early childhood education approaches. Read more...

 

Considering a Jewish Education

Should you send your child to a Jewish school? We explore the issue and suggest some talking points for your discussions. Read more...

 

This video offers us a look at Aish Philly Hebrew School.

 

 

Don't Just Look at Price!

Identifying schools that fit your requirements includes dealing with paying for that education. However, that's not the only factor. That's why you shouldn't just look at the price. Read more...

 

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 points you may not have known. Read more...

 

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. Read more...

 

How To Search For Schools

Our website, 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. Read more...

 

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 were to rank schools, this is how to do it. Read more...

 

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. Read more...

 

This video offers an overview of Germantown Friends School.

 

 

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. Read more...

 

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 ten years ago. We offer some tips on how to search. Read more...

 

Single-Sex or Coeducation?

Sooner or later, you ought to consider a single-sex school as opposed to a traditional coeducational school. Why? For several reasons. Read more...

 

The Search Process: A 5 Point Checklist

Use this five-point checklist to keep your search for private schools organized. Read more...

 

Traditional vs. Non-traditional Schools

Early on in the process of choosing a private school for your child, you need to decide whether to send her to a traditional or non-traditional school. Read more...

 

What About A School For Gifted Children?

As you begin to think about sending your child to private school, be sure to look at all your options. Read more...

 

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. Read more...

 

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. Read more...

 

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 a solution. Read more...

 

Which School Is The Best For Your Child?

It depends on your requirements. Take time to discuss those requirements in depth before you start looking for schools. But in the end, only one thing matters most anyway. Read more...

 

Why Ranking Schools Makes No Sense

Journalists love to create lists because you and I love lists. But lists such as top ten private schools can be deceptive. Read more...

 

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EVALUATING SCHOOLS

Here you will find resources and tools to aid in your search and evaluation of private schools. Explore the ranking system and read what schools have to say about it. Learn more about the most important questions to ask and how an education consultant can get answers. Use our checklists to help compare school administration, curriculum and more.