How to decide on the right school?

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Paulomi22 2015-11-06 13:12:03

 

Need advice. My son will be starting school next June and i am a little confused over which parameters to consider as a priority to decide on the schools. He is a little like me, an introvert who likes his space and takes his time to open up to people. Ideally i think he would benefit the most in a school where the teachers focus on bringing out the best of every child, rather than focus on tests and use a one standardized approach for every kid. I believe (and i could be wrong) that academic oriented schools like DPS, Chirec etc may put a kind of pressure on him to 'perform' in a certain way. Most people are confused between introvert and believe they are underconfident. And try and change them. I want him to be accepted and not forced to change and still bring out the best in him.

My question is that will he be losing out if i dont choose one of the 'reputed' schools for him? Also. what is your take on CBSE vs ICSE/Cambridge?

Currently we are considering Manthan, Meridian and Future Kids.



Prad1209 2015-11-06 21:06:27

 

Hi.. Don't think that your kid is introvert. He might be 3 or 4 years old. Don't put a stamp on him as introvert. In my view every school is same.. Search for D nearest one. Parents are teachers for kids and home is the school for kid.. He learn a lot at home. Keep on talking to him. Take him out.. Show different animals trees things like fruits and vegetables.. He will be able to tell everything quickly. Never tell your kid that he is introvert and specially in front of him. Keep on motivating.. God blesses always with him.. He is a super kiddd...
 

 Former member 2015-11-07 14:08:25

 

Hi Paulomi22, 
My child demonstrates similar traits. I have decided to not put him in the reputed schools, but go with a school which has low teacher student ratio, and has interested engaged teachers. I think my child will benefit from an environment which is not over-crowded. 
Our society tends to view quiet/shy children as under-confident or lacking social skills. Though as parents we must avoid labeling children, and encourage them to be social, I think some children are inherently introverts. We parents must encourage the positives that our not too socially inclined kids have. 
I have been reading up on various school boards, and interacting with people who are aware of the positives and differences in each. I think more than the board, it is the school that matters. If a school encourages overall holistic development of a child, without putting undue pressure, then the board does not matter that much. Having said that, IB board seems to be a good choice. 

 

Paulomi22 2015-11-07 15:47:11

 

Thanks prad1209 When I say that my son is an introvert, I don't mean to say that in a negative sense. I can be very social if I want to but my preference is always to be in a space with less people and mor books. I grew up in a time where it wa believed that if you are not a social butterfly, then you need to be corrected because u are not growing in the right direction. That is something I am concerned about. Almost 3 now, he can name all fruits vegetables cars and can have a logical debate with me over a variety of topics. But he takes his time to open up. And I was looking for a school that respects his choice rather than try and change him if he does not want to. I don't mind if he is an introvert or an extrovert. Just want him to be confident and proud of what comes naturally to him.
 


Paulomi22 2015-11-07 15:48:21

 

Thanks joeysmom Have you decided on a school yet? We are considering manthan or future kids for now...
 

 Former member 2015-11-08 12:35:10

 

Hi Paulomi22, 
I am not from Hyderabad....
All the best for finding the right school for your child

 

VPrakash 2015-11-09 11:43:28

 

 

vibgyorma 2015-11-10 15:11:37

 

As per my experience Montessori es are best for child to start with..
 

 

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