These are the 9 Factors to consider while choosing a school for your child
Posted by Strategic Communications, JGI Group on 15 November 2017
Education is the basic human right of every child. To fulfill this right, parents try their best to give the best of education for their child.
Choosing the right school for your child is a crucial moment for all parents. Whether it is a private school or a public school, planning beforehand is important. It is this phase that determines the course of the future of the child.
A parent has to look into various aspects while choosing a school as it plays a vital part of the child's development. A school needs to nurture the educational experience for your child which needs to be as rewarding as possible.
Here are some of the factors parents need to keep in mind before choosing a school for their child:
Understand your child's needs: It is always better to understand your child's personality and behavior, his/her likes and dislikes and shortlist the schools accordingly. You must ensure that the school is student-centric in its approach which means the school practices methods that enable lifelong learning and independent problem-solving by giving responsibility to students and focusing on skills.
School credential and School policies: Doing a background check of the school (their school's policies, reputation, curriculum, teaching methodologies, academic achievements) you want to send your child is necessary. Many private schools claim to be registered and affiliated with a particular board of education and brag about the latest teaching pedagogies, however, that might not always be the case. It is always advisable to verify the school's credentials before taking this step.
Location of the school: This is an important factor while choosing a school. It is not practical to send your child to a school located far away from your home even though there might be a transport service. If you as a parent feel the need to send your child to a particular school far away from home, make sure the school has residential facilities. Spending time travelling such a long distance will drain the child's energy thus making it difficult for him/her to concentrate in school or home.
Quality of teachers: Before finalizing on a school for your child, make sure you have an idea about the teachers and the school's teaching methodologies. You can do that by enquiring parents of other children who are already in the school or through online parent's forum. A teacher plays a vital role in moulding a child's outlook and behavior, therefore having an engaging, hardworking teacher is imperative.
Safety: Parents must always keep in mind the safety factor of their child in school. Parents must ensure the school shares their safety and security measures. The school must give parents better clarity on the measures they take to prevent bullying, harassment, and other forms of abusive behavior.
Curriculum: Today's Parents are better informed regarding school curriculum than previous generation parents. They want their child's education and personality development to be rewarding. There is a wider pool of options available for the parents to select from when it comes to choosing their child's board of education. There are the state, central and international boards of education which are equally challenging and universal adept. The syllabus should encourage practical application of theoretical knowledge which helps children understand a concept with better clarity.
Budget: Before narrowing down school options for your child, take a more practical approach regarding your budget you want to spend on your children's education. Schools are very expensive these days and a proper budget planning is necessary for parents.
Extracurricular activities: While choosing a school, parents must keep in mind the school gives importance to the participation of children in extracurricular activities. A child engaging in creative activities fosters their intuitive and intellectual skills and gives an edge to the student.
Infrastructure: The infrastructure of the school is an important factor for a child's mental state of mind. Spacious, clean and airy classrooms, big auditorium and playgrounds, libraries and proper sanitation facilities create a positive impact on the lives of school children.
Established by keeping all these above factors in mind, Jain Heritage School, one of best CBSE day boarding schools in Bangalore is the foremost choice of parents. JHS ensures your child gets the best complete education with choices in sports and extracurricular activities in a safe and healthy environment.
For the day boarding school, the needs of the child is a priority as qualified and experienced teachers are appointed to nurture their personalities.
While the above-mentioned factors are certainly important, at the same time it also mandatory for parents to ensure your daughter or son gets the best possible education not only by visiting schools, collecting information but also by actively staying involved in your child's day-to-day activity at home as well as in the community.