Published by SchoolAdvisor on Nov 20, 2019, 01:54 AM
How do you choose the right school for your child? Is there a definitive answer one way or the other? One size fits all?
So much depends on a school’s pedagogical philosophy, teachers, peers, curriculum and, last but not least, school fees. Making a decision about something that can have such a profound impact on a child’s future can be rather daunting. Is it really possible to find the ‘best fit’?
According to Julia Love, Director of Admissions at The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), it is possible to find the right fit for children, provided parents know how to navigate the process.
Ms Love emphasises the importance of researching the intangible aspects of a school as well as the fundamentals:
“All parents will consider the fees, location, academic results, curriculum, extra-curricular activities, and facilities offered at the school. I would suggest that parents also research the culture of the school and the teaching methodology followed by the school to find out if it fits their values, expectations and needs.”
Ms Love stresses the need to learn about the type of support offered, both inside and outside the classroom. There are important questions to ask and things to look for in a school and she believes the following questions are helpful in determining which school will best meet the needs of their children:
“This list is not exhaustive, solely because there are so many things to consider when choosing the right-fit school for children. I would advise parents to use this list as a guideline and take time to research; talk to as many parents, students, and teachers as possible and ask questions - lots and lots of them. Any school with a good admissions team will be more than happy to help parents connect with the right people within the school community who can answer their questions,” Ms Love shares.
The admissions team at ISKL is ever ready to assist parents in understanding about the school and to answer any questions. Contact them here.
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