Personal Priorities Lead to Better Choices
First, it is important to realize that no one school is right for everyone. Each student and family must make its own choices based on their priorities, personal preferences, and family values. For example, a school with a religious leaning may not be right for everyone but might be perfect for others. Some students prefer a large school, while others prefer small schools. Some families prefer boarding schools while others prefer day schools. Some families prefer their students to be nearby, while others seek the best school regardless of location. Some students prefer schools in the country, while others prefer schools in the city. Some families prefer schools that are strict, that perhaps have a dress code, while others prefer schools that are more nurturing and less focused on discipline.
There are countless factors that go into making the right decision with respect to private schools. Before making a choice, we strongly suggest that families learn as much as possible about each private school to which they are applying. Rely less on reputation and more on observation. If your ultimate goal is to have your child attend a top college, be sure to research each school’s record of matriculation. If your goal is to give your child as many opportunities to explore his creativity as much as his academic curiosity, then be sure to choose a school that has the facilities to accommodate your child’s interest. At NC Global Education, our expert private school admissions counselors are here to help you find the best fit private schools for your and your child’s unique needs and goals.