How to Choose the Right School Community for Your Family

An easy-to-use guide to help you consider what’s most important in choosing the right school for your family

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Finding the right preschool, elementary school, or middle school community for you and your family can feel tough. Often families find themselves asking: can I find a school that is academically rigorous and will foster my child’s love of learning? Is this a place where my family will feel like we belong? Will this school prepare my child for their future?  

This comprehensive guide provides a checklist of important questions to ask and research-based tips to use that will empower to find not just a good school, but the right school community for your family.  

Take the uncertainty out of the decision process and help ensure your child is loved, challenged to be their best, and engaged in their learning. 

Easy to Use

You can print this one-page guide and use it while you begin searching for schools all the way until you're ready to make your final decision.

Backed by Research

The information used in this guide is supported by trusted sources such as the Pew Research Center, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Association of Independent Schools, and more. 

Appropriate for a Range of Ages

You can tailor this guide for children from 3 to 14-years-old.

It’s not impossible to make the right school choice for your family. 

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