Deciding on the school is the biggest challenge any parents would have faced, because it is not such an easy task. It involves various things like quality of education, distance, fee structure, campus, other extra curricular activities.
I started this responsibility a bit earlier(August) for the admission in next academic year because many schools start issuing application by October and finish all the admission procedure by December.
In fact I prepared a Resume / Bio data of my child and was handing over to the schools when I visit.
I took almost 5 months, enquired about 50 schools over the net, phone and personally visited around 35 schools. In fact I prepared a book to make a note of all the school details, fee structure, their syllabus. I am happy that this book was handy to the parents of some other children.
Few schools were good, but it had high fee structure which was not affordable, few were rejected because of distance, few were rejected because of the quality of education. This was only through feedback from various parents over the NET or personally talking with them.
During my visit to the schools, I used to talk to parents of children of that school, to get a review of the school. It would be always a mixed reaction from parents. As expected the first year admission fee was always higher than the subsequent years and ran into thousands of rupees and that excluded the transportation cost.
In few schools the pressure was high as I had to take decisions on the spot as the seats were limited and not much time was left to me to compare and consider different schools.
At last I decided on a school and got him admitted after getting a good review from parents of children of that school.
Wow, RELAXED A LOT NOW, but with that responsibility of parents does not end. IT STARTS.
I would be more than happy to hear the experience of other parents in finding the first school for your child. Please share your experience by writing your comments below:
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