You can never start planning early enough for that special time when your first child is about to enter Kindergarten. Two years before my son was due to start Kindergarten, I toured four schools. It was helpful to find out early what my options were and to spend a year observing my kid and solidifying in my mind what place fit him the best.
Morning tours are great because you can see the kids in the class; however, I find that visiting a school during a school event like an Open House can be hugely beneficial too. To be able to see other families and their kids is a great way to be introduced to the community. For example, my friend was impressed after visiting B.F. Day for their Science Fair. Kids showing off their science projects was way more telling than an average tour.
Even if you know what choice you are going to make, it never hurts to tour the other schools in the community too. Having a backup option never hurts if the school turns out to be a bad fit.
I’ve gathered all of the following information from online websites, so you might want to independently verify the tour times. Some tours also request reservations. Feel free to comment additional dates and I will update the post.
Wednesday, December 13th at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. (Open House)
Wednesday, February 7 at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 31 at 9:10 a.m.
Wednesday, January 31 at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, January 8th at 8:05 a.m.
Monday, January 8th at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, January 12th at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, February 9th at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, March 9th at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:15 am. (Final tour is Tuesday, January 9th.)