When you are moving to a new city,
new house and/or a new neighbourhood, it often means you
are also moving to a new school. It’s always important
to know about the amenities that each neighbourhood has
to offer and one of the most important amenities to a family
is the local schools. If possible, it’s a good idea
to book a tour of the school and take a guided look around.
If you can go during school hours see if you can observe
how the classes, that your child would be attending, are
Some questions you may want to ask your potential school
are listed below:
- What is the average number of children per class?
You need to know if your child is going to get the attention
and assistance he or she requires.
- How is the classroom set-up? Is it conducive to learning
in multiple ways? You want to see both independent and
- What facilities does your school have? Does the school
have any special facilities and clubs that promote student
participation and school pride.
- Do you offer any extra-curricular activities? Are there
any options for your child to get involved in sports,
arts or music? This is often a great way to make new friends
with whom they have something in common.
- Can I have a copy of the curriculum? Get an idea on
the classes offered and notice if any one particular subject
is offered more than others.
Whether your children are in elementary, middle or secondary
school, the information you need can be found in the links
below. Just locate the school that is closest to the
neighbourhood you want to live in and click on the link.
Their website should be a great place to start.
If you are looking for a particular type of education for
your children please feel free to browse through the list
of private schools available here in the Kelowna area. These
include Christian schools, Catholic schools and non-denominational