Tips for Choosing the Right School for Your Child.

by Chris Bohr 05/19/2019

The school has a significant role to play in the life of a child so, be careful when choosing. It is the most critical aspect of a person's life. All they become as an adult takes its roots in the schools they've attended. Therefore, finding the ideal school for your kids can make a massive difference in their academic performance as well as their overall success in life. 

How to choose a school for your child:

Do your research

The first step to take when selecting the right school for your child is to do a thorough investigation. The study will enable you to filter out the ones that are below standard. You need to know what works best for your child, the kind of environment that your child enjoys, and whether or not your child needs extra attention. The solution to these questions will indicate the type of school to choose for your child.


As part of your research, you should also consider the fees/affordability of the school. You should choose a school that you can easily afford the cost without stretching your budget.

Know the core values of the school

Meet the management of the school to have an idea of their approach to schooling. 

Does the school meet your child's need? 

Another criterion to consider is their approach to teaching and learning. You must be sure that the school's strategy will be of great benefit to your child. For example, does the school have adequate support for a child that is a slow learner? How does the school foster growth, team building, and confidence?Consider the infrastructure Do they have classrooms that are well structured, tidy and conducive for learning? Do they have a playground of appropriate size for sporting events?

School curriculum 

You should also consider the school curriculum carefully because it determines what the teachers instruct your kids.

Pay the school a visit

The brochures and websites give you a good idea of the school but cannot be comparable to an actual visit. Book an appointment; check out the infrastructures like playground, classrooms, and restrooms among others. 

Academic performance

You should compare the school average exam's score with other schools, and this will give you an idea about their academic performance. A good record of ranks shows that the school is trying its best in the areas of sound and quality coaching in the STEM (Science Technology Mathematics and Engineering).

Teachers and the staff

When you visit the school, try to ask a question regarding the quality of the teachers and their qualifications.

Interview the students and parents for referrals

While the staff and the management may try to protect the interest of the school, the students and parents will give you honest information about the school, so don’t be shy to ask bold questions about their experiences.

About the Author

Chris Bohr

Hello, My name is Chris Bohr, I’m a lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay Area, married to a wonderful woman, Michelle “Missy” Bohr and we have a two year old son who is the apple of my eye. I’m a graduate of Countryside High School in Clearwater, Florida, a Graduate of the University of Central Florida, and an active Realtor and Auctioneer. You are looking for someone to help you to either buy or sell a home, liquidate the contents of a home, or perhaps do it all. I can help! …and I want too. As a member of this great community I’ve seen quite a few changes around these parts and can help guide you through the mazes of the Real Estate World. In addition to the various licenses I’m also a proud member of the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Pinellas Realtor Organization, Florida Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, won several business awards and was even named the honorary Mayor of Palm Harbor many years ago. Our approach to helping you sell your home starts with a global reach to find those buyers who may be sitting in a cold basement somewhere just looking for a reason to come down to the beautiful sunshine state and stop shoveling snow. In addition to the global reach, I also include the local, “Hey look at me” method of marketing by making your home visible to more potential buyers than most properties on the market today. If you are looking to buy a home, I understand it can be very intimidating, I take the pains away and remind you that buying a home should be fun and if you put the right person on the job I can promise to do my best to walk you through the hurdles of home buying. My approach is founded on experience, of course the experience of buying and selling houses, but also going through the processes myself and recalling the times when it was the most nerve racking. I keep you informed, I answer my phone, and I actually check emails and respond in a professional and courteous manner…I guess you could call that the Golden Rule. What sets me apart from other Realtors is the ability to handle not only your purchase or sale, but also having the ability to liquidate the contents, or lighten your load in regards to contents through our licensed and reputable Estate Sale and Auction Company. I love it here in the Tampa Bay area, and you will too. Drop me a line or give me a call, and let’s get the ball rolling toward your next move! Remember, Bohr Sells Homes, in fact that’s my website. Thank you, Chris