Picking the Right Private School for Your Children

Parents who reside in Cambridge and want to send their children to private school have some important questions that need to be dealt with. In order to make the right decision you will need to review each and every private school Cambridge MA has available.

Questions Parents Need to Ask When Sourcing for Private Schools

  • How will you pay for the private school your children attend? This is a question that every parent has to deal with when they are thinking about sending their child to private school. Each private school sets their own fee schedule and as a parent you would be required to come up with the full amount including money for extracurricular activities.
  • How is your child doing academically? Some of the more established private schools will conduct tests to determine the suitability of your child. Since these schools have a considerable amount of enrichment programs for children they tend to focus on students who are considered “advanced” by public school systems.
  • Why do you want your child in private school? Each parent has his/her own respective set of reasons. What some parents believe is by placing their child inside private school it will give their child an advantage in life which is not always the case. If your child is more “hands on” then they may benefit from going to a trade focused school instead of one geared towards the academically well endowed.
  • What is the success rate of students who attended the private school? If the private school has a well-documented pedigree then you should move them up your list.

When you have answered these initial questions you can then proceed to the next level which is booking appointments with the private school to view the facility in person. This will give you a chance to “get to know” the instructors and they can get to know you as well.