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Selecting Elementary Schools

Once you have a clear understanding of your goals as well as your child’s academic and social profile, you are ready to identify the schools that would be a good fit. The following are some characteristics you will want to consider:

  • Public versus private school
  • For public schools: gifted and talented or general education programs
  • For private schools:  prestigious or lesser known schools
  • Educational philosophy
  • Dual language programs
  • Charter schools
  • Distance from home
  • Large versus small schools
  • Coeducational versus single sex schools
  • Feeder schools

Please click on the following link to learn more detailed information about elementary school characteristics.