Deciding on the right school for your kindergartner can be a daunting task. There are many factors to consider, including location, academics, social and emotional support, extracurricular activities, and cost. One of the main decisions you'll need to make is whether to send your child to a neighborhood public school, a public charter school or a private school. Each type of school has different benefits, so it's important to carefully research and consider your options.
Here are five resources you can use:
- School websites: Most schools have a website that provides information about the school's mission, curriculum, extracurricular activities, and more.
- Local school district: The local school district can provide information about the schools in the area, including their academic programs and enrollment processes.
- Personal tours: Many schools offer tours for prospective families, which can be a great opportunity to see the school in person and ask questions.
- Word-of-mouth: Asking friends, neighbors, and other parents about their experiences with different schools can provide valuable insights and recommendations.
- Teachers and administrators: Speaking with teachers and administrators at the school can give you a better understanding of the school's culture and educational philosophy.
Ultimately, the most important factor is finding a school that will provide a positive and supportive learning environment for your child.
Westgate is a public school open to all students and is chartered by the Adams 12 Five Star District. We operate independently of the traditional public school system, giving us the freedom to offer a unique and innovative approach to education with a focus on gifted education for the whole child. Our small class sizes allow for individualized attention and support for each student, and our highly qualified teachers are dedicated to helping every student succeed.
In addition to a strong academic foundation, we also offer the ‘specials’ such as art, music, physical education and iLab and a variety of after-school clubs. Our program supports your student in exploring their passions and interests. And because our school is a tuition-free public charter school, you don't have to worry about the added burden of tuition fees.
But don't just take our word for it – refer to Tip #3 and come visit us and see for yourself all that our school has to offer. We're confident that you'll love what you see and that your student will thrive in our supportive and stimulating learning environment.
Contact us for more information or to set up a tour and give your student the best start to their academic journey.