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Selecting The Right School For Your Child

By Debdatta Mazumder

Parenting is a job of huge responsibility. As soon as you bring the child into this earth, your world revolves around your kid. The most important thing you need to provide to your child is a healthy upbringing.

Education is one of the crucial parts of this. Whenever it comes to education, you need to keep certain things in mind while choosing a school for your child.

What are the essential tips to choose the best school for your child? Actually, education is not only the thing that your child gets from a school. This is the place which builds the base of a child and makes him/her a responsible citizen in the future.

Therefore, any mistake you commit can hamper the future of your child. If you find that your child can’t cope up with the environment of a certain school, there is no use in keeping him/her in that school. Your child wont be able to learn anything in that process and can lose the childhood life.

The environment of a school can have an immense influence on a child. So, it is very necessary to know what a school offers and what you need for your child. You should consider your child’s habits, temperament, talents, ability, personality and needs while choosing a school. Here are some tips to choose the best school for your child.


1.Student‑Teacher Relationship:

This is one of the most important things to keep in mind while choosing a school for your child. Your kid has lived the first 3-4 years of his/her life, surrounded by loving people. This is the first time he/she is going to spend more time with unknown people. A school should have engaged teachers who take care of each child and know their strengths and weaknesses.


2.Talk To Your Child:

Maybe this is not possible at nursery, but when you're admitting your child to high school, you should talk to him/her first. They would certainly have opinions about the kind of school they would want to join, where all their friends may be going. Talk to them and then decide whether it is an appropriate school or not.


3.Check Out The School’s Environment:

What are the other tips to choose the best school for your child? See the brochures and prospectus of that school for more information. If you actually want information about the teachers or school environment like the canteen or toilets, you can ask the present students of that school.


4.Choose The Curriculum:

This is one of the most crucial things to keep in mind while choosing a school for your child. You can choose the State Board or the Central Boards (ICSE or CBSE). In case you have a transferable job, you should go for the Central Boards, so that your children do not face any difficulties in coping up with the changing system of curriculum.


5.Financial Commitment:

While admitting your kid to a school, you must check whether the financial curriculum suits you. You must also check whether your kid is getting the benefits for what you're spending. For example, you're paying the laboratory fees but your child doesn't get its benefit. Talk to a concerned authority about it in such cases.


6.A School With Fun:

While considering things to keep in mind when choosing a school for your child, you should choose a school where you can have discipline along with fun. Check out whether the school has a drama club or an instrument playing class, so that the true talent of your child can flourish.

Now, you know the things to keep in mind while choosing a school for your child. A school should be a place where a child gets the best education with chances to showcase his/her talent. There are many schools which have reputed names, but you may not always get what you exactly need. So, instead of running behind the name, check for yourself for more details.

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Story first published: Sunday, December 13, 2015, 14:30 [IST]