Well Prepped

The im­por­tance of choos­ing the right ju­nior school can­not be un­der­es­ti­mated, says Ma­rina Byrne, the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of ed­u­ca­tional con­sul­tancy Ed­u­cate Pri­vate

Hong Kong Tatler - - Schools Guide | Junior Schools -

hoos­ing your child’s first school is never easy, whether you live in Hong Kong or Lon­don or La­gos. All it takes is a quick dip in the kid­die pool to see how many op­tions are avail­able—and sud­denly the pool be­comes a rather daunt­ing ocean. The im­por­tant thing to un­der­stand is that ev­ery child is unique and there is no spe­cial for­mula for mak­ing the right de­ci­sion. Think about what path you want for your child. What cur­ricu­lum should the school fol­low? Is it sin­gle-sex or co-ed? Where will you be liv­ing in the fu­ture? A child’s ed­u­ca­tion is a jour­ney and while it is im­por­tant to have a des­ti­na­tion in mind, there will be forks in the road as chil­dren change and grow. For you as a par­ent, it is your child who, given the chance, will guide you to the right path. The first choice to make is be­tween pre-prepara­tory schools (ages 4–8), schools of­fer­ing pre-prep and prep (ages 4–11/13), such as the

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.