Admissions Advice: Making the Most of Your School Visit: A Five Step Guide for Families
“Making the Most of Your School Visit: A Five-Step Guide for Families” is an invaluable resource for families who want to make the most of their school visits. The book is structured around a five-step process that guides families through the entire school visit process.
The first step is to understand the lingo of the school selection process. This includes familiarizing yourself with the language and terminology used in the school selection process, so you can communicate effectively with educators, administrators, and other stakeholders.
The second step is to know what you are looking for, which involves defining your student’s needs, interests, and learning profiles. This will help you narrow down your options and focus on schools that best fit your student.
The third step is to research before you visit, which involves gathering information about the school’s mission, values, and educational philosophy. This will help you better understand the school and prepare for your visit.
The fourth step is to visit the school, which involves observing and asking questions during the visit, focusing on the school’s academic programs, extracurricular activities, and student life. This will help you better understand the school’s culture, curriculum, and community.
The fifth and final step is to follow up with the school, which involves reflecting on your visit, comparing it to other schools you have visited or researched, and taking action on what you learned.
In addition to the five-step process, “Making the Most of Your School Visit” provides families with a grade-by-grade question bank to help them prepare for their visits. The book covers everything from nursery to high school visits and includes questions to help families assess the school’s academic rigor, diversity, and support services.
Overall, “Making the Most of Your School Visit” is an essential guide for any family looking to make informed decisions about their child’s education. By following the five-step process outlined in the book and using the provided question bank, families will be well-equipped to make the most out of their school visits and find the right educational opportunities for their children.”