The art of choosing the best school for our kids

Education remains the top priority of every parent in their children's life. All of us want our kids to receive a good education that will help them live a comfortable life as they get older. Starting the kids early when it comes to schooling is important to help mold their brains even as early as three years old. However, how can we make sure we Choose the best school for our kids? Should it be based on who has the glossiest brochure or which one has the most children enrolled?


Pretty photographs on brochures are attractive as it gives a sense of comfort towards the school. A nice uniform makes kids look polished. A big playground gives the impression that the school lets the students get active with their classmates. What is a good way to tell if it is the Perfect School for your child? A good tour of the school is a must. It is probably best to visit the school during class hours to get a feel of how the teachers and the children are in class. Observe how the teachers interact with the students and how the students get along with others. A meticulous parent can go as far as checking whether the bathrooms and common areas are clean and safe, especially for younger kids.

See if they have any extracurricular Activities. Such events outside the usual classroom set up helps kids develop their social skills and learn teamwork better. It also means that the school has a balanced curriculum for the children.

You can also talk to other parents and get feedback about a certain school. A recommendation will be helpful, though some might have a specific negative experience with a school but it was just an isolated case. No school is perfect, so thorough research is needed. Location is also important. The nearer it is to your home, the more convenient it is for the children. Make sure the school is located in a safe neighbourhood and not in an isolated area. Also check if the place is well light at night and that the bus drivers are friendly towards kids.

Another factor that you might consider is whether it is a public or private school. Some parents prefer the comfort of a private school. They believe it offers better quality of education and is more personalised. Public schools are usually perceived as more rowdy and poorer quality of some utilities and school items. While this may be true in some cases, judging a school based on being public or private is not the only aspect to consider.

Lastly, and probably one of the most important considerations for parents, is the tuition, along with other school fees. Sometimes an Excellent School is quite expensive. That reason alone may be enough for parents to not choose a certain school despite their reputation of providing quality education. If lucky enough, you will be able to find that school that fits your budget and provides quality education. Sometimes money is not an issue when it comes to children's education, but when it is, make sure that you get your money's worth.

TAG Public School invites you to come and visit us and see why we are a school of choice for many families in Anantapur. For more details, please visit our website @ http://www.tagschool.org/or contact us @ +91 – 8978066668 and +91 - 9515119076. Email: contact@tagschool.org


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