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Alexis Avila Founder/President of Prepped & Polished offers tips on how to choose the right private school.

Make sure your student visits each school.
Make sure you agree with the school’s philosophy.
Ensure the school has a low student to teacher ratio.
Get a list of the high schools and colleges kids attend once they graduate.

Choosing the right private school for your child should be a careful decision, not only because it will be a financial responsibility for the parent but also because the private school will be almost like a second home for the student. So, consider these tips when choosing the right private school for your child.

Tip No 1

Make sure your child visits each and every school, spends the day on campus, and gets a feel for the school atmosphere. Observe the students on campus and observe the faculty. Are they happy? They seem happy there. Are they interacting with one another?

Tip No 2

Make sure that the school philosophy is aligned with your own philosophy on how a school should run. Is the school heavy on discipline? Does it have more relaxed regulations? Does the school cater to creative types, athletes? These factors should impact your decision.

Tip No 3

Make sure that the school has a low student-to-faculty ratio because students tend to thrive in small class sizes.

Tip No 4

Make sure that you get a list of the high schools and colleges students attend once they graduate from the private school. This will tell you a little bit about the quality of education you get at this particular school.

So consider these tips when you’re helping your student get into private school and I will talk to you soon.

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