School hunting for the perfect school for your student can be a fun adventure, but with so many choices in the area, which school is best for you? What questions are you going to ask and what are you looking for?

The number of choices available today can make this decision seem complicated. Chances are, your child has many more options of schools to attend than you did growing up. Many areas have local neighborhood public schools, private schools, charter schools, and magnet schools. Knowing where to find out information about these schools can help your family make a good choice.

Summertime is funtime! Long days, trips to the beach, staying up late and sleeping in, fun with friends, video game marathons… vacation is a kid’s dream, and it spreads out before them like an endless adventure. But soon enough, it’s time to start thinking about school again. This can be a challenge for children - and parents! - who have grown accustomed to a different, and often more flexible, schedule.

How can you get your child back on track and in the right mindframe to return to school?

Anna Hasskamp is an Emmanuel Parent and ELS Admissions Officer.

1. Why did you choose Emmanuel?

“We have four kids all together, and 3 years ago we were looking for a school where our three elementary aged kids could attend all together. We also wanted a loving, Christian environment and teachers who could both challenge and work with our kids in the areas they needed it most. We were looking for a place where they could broaden themselves as people, experience sports, the arts and service. I’m happy to say, we have found all of that at Emmanuel!”

For parents considering whether to choose private or public education for their children, academics, athletics, community, and class-size are important factors. However, safety is often the key concern for parents of school-aged children. In this article, we have compiled a short list of four ways in which private Christian schools are safer than public schools.

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