Questions to ask when choosing a Christian School for your child.
Regents Park Christian School understands the importance of finding the right education for your child. We also understand that it can be a daunting process, and a decision not to be taken lightly.
To help guide you through this journey, we have compiled a selection of questions aimed at helping you decide if a school is the right fit for your child, and your family.
From practical questions such as class sizes and yearly fees, to spiritual considerations of faith and service – these questions will help you build a full picture of what a school can offer your child and their future.
- Does your curriculum include content that appeals to learners with a wide variety of interests?
- Do the extracurricular activities on offer develop a broad range of skills and abilities, including service to others and creative problem solving?
- Which student achievements are honoured and how are they honoured?
- How are classrooms and your school set up to allow students of different ability levels to be successful?
- How are teachers prepared to work with learners from diverse backgrounds and with diverse gifts and abilities?
- How do you extend students who need an extra challenge?
- What kind of professional development does your school provide for teachers so that they continue to learn how to work effectively with learners from a variety of backgrounds?
- What kind of relationship does your school have with the community? Does it engage in community service and learning?
- Is your school involved in activities that broaden the students’ vision beyond their local community to the world as a whole?
- How is the Word of God imparted in the classroom?
- How will my child know that he/she is loved and cared for in the classroom?
- What are the class sizes and student-to-teacher ratios?
- How much are the yearly fees? What exactly is covered? Are there any essentials not included in your fees?
- What are your safety policies and regulations? Who oversees these?
- What observable outcomes of faith and practice do you want to see in your students? How do you observe them?
- Are students respectful toward each other and toward the adult staff? What examples do you have of student kindness?