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The Right School

How do you find the right school for your child?

Search for a school that is a good “fit” for your child.

  • Read informative materials such as school literature and independent school guidebooks.
  • Browse individual school websites.
  • Visit a range of schools.
  • Talk with admissions representatives, faculty, and students.
  • Take a school tour.
  • Accompany your child to a school sporting event, school play, or science fair to experience co-curricular options.

Ask questions.

  • Are there high-quality and committed teachers?
  • What is the student-to-teacher ratio?
  • Do students feel challenged by their school?
  • Are there strong partnerships among parents, teachers, and students?
  • What is the tuition?
  • What student financial aid is available?
  • How does the school measure quality and meet high standards?

See the Directory of Schools for key information such as location, grade levels, size, and accrediting body.

Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) 37 East Germantown Pike, Suite 302 • Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
610-567-2960 • Fax 610-567-2963

PAIS is an equal opportunity employer. PAIS and its member schools comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding discrimination in admissions and employment.
PAIS is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to accredit private schools in the State of Pennsylvania.
PAIS is nationally recognized through the National Association of Independent Schools Commission on Accreditation.

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