Parent Resource

How to get to know independent schools when you can’t visit

We understand that the campus visit is one of the most valuable experiences for families exploring independent schools. Walking around, seeing the spaces, observing students in action and gathering an overall feel is an important part of the decision process. With that said, just because campuses may be closed to visitors, that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to get a sense of fit and make an informed decision. Many schools have found new ways to welcome inquiring families. Here are a few things that you can do:

  1. Attend multiple virtual events. Schools will be offering virtual events to showcase their school. These events will cover different topics and expose you to different voices from the community. By stacking up these virtual events, you can gain a full picture of the school and its community.
  2. Learn about the school’s response to COVID-19 and its preparedness plan. How schools have supported families and implemented their reopening strategy during this challenging time says a lot about how the school solves problems and behaves in the face of adversity.

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