This is National School Choice Week. What is school choice?
“School choice is the process of allowing every family to choose the educational options that best fit their children. Every child is unique and all children learn differently.” Some children might succeed at the neighborhood public school, while others might fit in better at another type of school. That is why school choice is so important! These options include all forms of education from traditional public schools to public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.
“Every child deserves an effective, challenging, and motivating education. Each student has their own unique set of talents, interests, and challenges so having a variety of options in education is crucial. What works well for one child may not work well for another child! In short, school choice ensures that each student can find a learning environment that allows them to be inspired, successful, and happy.”
Families are more than qualified to make decisions about their child’s education. They know their child better than anyone else!
Listed below is “The School Choice Roadmap: Seven Steps to Finding the Right School for your Child.” It comes from a book by the same name by National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella.
Step 1: Think back to your own time in school
Step 2: Identify your goals for your child
Step 3: Decide what you need and want from a school or learning environment
Step 4: Make a list and research schools
Step 5: Visit schools
Step 6: Evaluate schools
Step 7: Choose the school or learning environment that meets your child’s needs
Montessori Schools are a school choice option. They are one of the most common, long-lasting, alternative, and progressive methods of education in the world.
You are invited to visit The Montessori School in Morrisville by calling 215-295-1170 to schedule a tour. Check their website at www.TMS-Montessori.com.
PHOTO CAP: Members of the Kindergarten Class at The Montessori School show their support for School Choice.