Making a school decision first is really a good way to approach your new home purchase. There are several reasons for this. For homebuyers with children under 18, more than half of them say that the quality of the local school district is a major influencing factor for their choice of neighborhood, according to the National Association of Realtors’ “Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.” In fact, according to this study, the quality of the schools is a more important factor in their buying decision than the homebuyer’s convenience to shopping, schools, family and friends! And convenience to the workplace is the only factor more important, and that is by only one percentage point.
So not only is the school important for your child’s future, it will also play an important role in your future in terms of how easily you will be able to re-sell your home when it is time to move on.
The National Association of School Principals offers these tips for evaluating schools in potential new neighborhoods:
• Think about your children’s various characteristics and learning styles and what learning environment might provide them the greatest benefit;
• What are the policies and philosophy of the school and school district your considering? Does that fit with your own “policies and philosophy?”
• What level of community and parental involvement does the school solicit? According to the website “…schools that are working toward excellence are developing many ways to involve parents. Parents can ask for a packet from the school about any programs and policies related to parent involvement.”
• School reputation, school safety and the curriculum are other aspects to explore before settling on a particular school.
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