If you are like many other Canadians who are taking advantage of the spring selling season, your summer will be been spent unpacking boxes, organizing your new home, and settling into your new neighbourhood. Now that summer is nearing, you are probably also in full panic mode as you set out in search of a good school near you for your kids.
Choosing the perfect school can have a huge impact on your child’s future success, so taking the time to do your research and ask the right questions will pay off in the long run. Here are the things you need to consider in your quest to find a good school near you.
Stop By and Say Hi: One of the big lessons your children will learn is not to judge a book by it’s cover, and neither should you! No matter what your first impression is, stop by and ask if you can go on a quick tour of the schools in your new neighbourhood. It is the perfect way to help you find a good school near you.
Ask Questions: Once your list has been narrowed down, make a list of questions you would like to ask. Whether it is the principle, or a teacher from the school, see if you can set up some time to go through your questions with them.
Talk to Parents: The best advice you can get is from other people in your situation. Talk to some of the other parents in your new neighbourhood and ask them why they chose the school they did, how they like the school, and more importantly how their children like the school.
Attend a Meeting or Event: Is the school hosting a meeting for parents or an event prior to the school year starting? If so, this is a great way for you to get to know some of the teachers and parents a little better. Not only that, but it will make it much easier once the first day of school arrives!
Trust Your Gut: If you really want to find a good school near you, the best thing to do is make sure you trust yourself! After conducting all of the research above, you will be well informed enough to make a decision while keeping your children’s best interest in mind.
How to find a good school near you is all part of one very important thing you need to consider when shopping for your dream home, location! Our Buyers Specialists at RE/MAX Hallmark Pilon Group Realty would be happy to review the best schools in the Ottawa area with you so feel free to give us a call to setup a free/no obligation appointment today!
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