One of the most important decisions that every parent makes is choosing the best school for their children. This can be a very complicated decision. Here are some ideas to help evaluate schools and make an informed choice.
Make an appointment with the Principal for you and your children to visit the school when in session so you can observe a normal school day. This is your chance to learn the personality of the school.
There are many concrete factors that indicate how good a school is. But after you have done your research, visited the school and conferred with your children, your intuition and good common sense will be your best guide.
|In addition to the
stellar academic record of the many public schools here in Whatcom
County, there are several available private schools from which to
Bellingham also offers post-secondary opportunities at 3 educational institutions: Bellingham Technical College, which offers a variety of degrees and certificates in vocational-technical education; Whatcom Community College, which offers two-year degrees accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges; and Western Washington University, which was founded in 1893 and one of six, state-funded, four-year institutions in Washington State. WWU is the state's third largest university with an enrollment of over 12,000 students and is Whatcom County's largest employer.