Choosing a Private School

Things you need to consider

If you decide to send your child to a private school in Italy, you might have a wide range of school options.

The following list of questions is designed to help you choose an appropriate private school in Italy:

Before making a choice, it’s important to visit the schools on your shortlist during term time and talk to teachers, students and, if possible, former students and their parents. Where possible, check the answers to the above questions in person and don’t rely on a school’s prospectus to provide the information. If you’re unhappy with the answers you get, look elsewhere.

Having made your choice, keep a check on your child’s progress and listen to his complaints. Compare notes with other parents. If something doesn’t seem right, try to establish whether a complaint is founded or not and, if it is, take action to have the problem resolved. Don’t forget that you or your employer are paying a lot of money for your child’s education and you should demand value.

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