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Considerations for your child's education

Interviewing schools to find the perfect fit for your family can be overwhelming. Here are a few questions that can help you during the process.
  • Spiritual Aspects
  • In what way does the school combine Christianity and learning?
  • Do all the students come from Christian homes or are some non-Christian homes represented?
  • Is there a denominational or sectarian emphasis in the religious teaching?
  • Teachers
  • What is the average number of years the faculty has been teaching?
  • How many present faculty members have been here five or more years?
  • Are the teachers certified by the state or working toward it?
  • What experience and academic credentials does the school administration have?
  • What is the student-teacher ratio?
  • What is the average class size?
  • Student Body
  • What is the school’s student retention rate?
  • Do the students wear uniforms?
  • Can my child schedule an on campus visit?
  • What are the discipline procedures?
  • Do you have a student handbook we could look over?
  • How diverse is the student body culturally and socio-economically?
  • Academics
  • How do standardized test scores in basic academic areas compare with other schools in the area, both public and private?
  • To what colleges have recent graduates gone?
  • What percentage of graduates attend college?
  • Are there any honors and/or advanced placement courses offered?
  • What are some of the extra-curricular activities?
  • School Foundation
  • Is the school accredited or registered with the state education department?
  • How much involvement are the parents expected to take in the life of the school?
  • What standards does the school have for acceptance?
  • Does the school have any debt?
  • Can the school supply current parent’s contact information for a reference?