Gearing up for a move can mean lots of research. Especially if you have little ones! While you may know that the neighborhood your eyeing has a beautiful park, you may be wondering where to start with your school research. Keep reading to learn how to get started.
Ask your REALTOR®
When you selected an agent to work with, it was hopefully because of how knowledgeable they are not only their profession but also of the city. We not only know how much a home is worth, but also all there is to know about the neighborhoods. From schools to the best spots to grab a bite to eat, just ask us!
Google is also your friend
A good google search is a great place to start. First reference the school district website to see what information you can field. You can then turn to sites like niche.com or greatschools.org to research individual schools.
niche.com gives you search options for public, charter, magnet, and private schools. You can further sort by religious denomination. There’s also helpful tools such as sorting by tuition and what academic programs (such as AP or IB programs) are offered.
Keep a discerning eye when searching online. While it’s important to read what reviews the general public has left, you’ll have to use your own discretion to weigh their opinions.
Online research can only paint so much of a picture. Just like going to an open house, touring a school in person should be on your checklist of things to do. Nothing can replace in human interactions to help you further assess the vibe of the school you are considering. Most schools host an “open house” session prospective attendees and parents to attend. If you happen to miss one, it’s not unusual to reach out and ask for an opportunity to come visit.
The Wolf Team
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