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How to Choose a School for your Child before You Move

Moving your belongings can certainly be a daunting enough task all in its own.  But when you have a family there certainly takes more pre-planning on your part.  When you move to another city or state one of the most important things is choosing a school for your children and making sure it is the best fit.  We suggest that your first step, time permitting, is taking a tour of the prospective school.  This is the best way to know first-hand how the school functions on any given day and a chance to get to know teachers and other important staff.  Most schools are cautious, and for a good reason, of who takes a tour of the school and so we recommend calling ahead to make an appointment.  This will give you a first impression about how visitors are handled.  If possible, bring your child along for the tour to see how he/she reacts to potential new surroundings.  It may help him/her transition better after the move if he/she is already familiar with the new staff and children.  Plan ahead and prepare questions and/or checklist for your tour.

If time and travel does not permit, start your research on-line using a variety of resources.  Check schools in the new area to see how they are performing in all areas of education. We also recommend checking out the user reviews to see actual comments from parents whose children already attend the school.  This can help you match your child’s strengths and weaknesses to help him/her perform better in school before making the big move.

No matter where you are moving to, utilize all the top resources and experts that will help the transition run smoothly for all family members.

Happy moving!


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