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Selecting High Schools

School Characteristics

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: what type of school
  • For private schools: prestigious or lesser known schools
  • Educational philosophy
  • Location
  • Large versus small schools
  • School structure
  • School culture
  • Coeducational versus single sex schools
  • Feeder schools

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