It’s that time of the year again when the summer holidays die down and kids start going back to school for the fall. A lot of people plan to taking possession of their new home based on trying to get their kids into a particular school, while others just move and play it by ear. How do you go about finding the right school that fits your family's needs when you’re moving to a new city or community? There are plenty of resources available to give direction on the different schools and which schools are designated for your area.
Here is a great website: http://www.cbe.ab.ca/schools/find-a-school/Pages/default.aspx Calgary offers a diverse range of public, chartered, private, catholic schools, as well as a strong home schooling community and many more options .
So with so many options, how do you find the right one for you?
Things to consider as thought starters:
1. What is the commute?
2. What is the ranking of the school?
3. What extra curricular activities do they offer?
4. How are their sports teams?
5. if private: How much does it cost and what does it offer?
There are many more things you can consider when choosing a school but this short list can help get the ball rolling.
When buying a home in a new community we are happy to walk you through all of your options in regards to schools as part of the purchase process.
As always, we love talking about real estate, so please feel free to call us anytime!