Okay, so you’re moving and you’ve got kids. You’ve picked out your new house, which turns out to be in a new location. You tell your kids the good news, they decide the important things like, who gets what room and then they ask, “where’s my new school?”.
When it comes to schooling, there are a few options to decide on before determining the which school your kids can go to based on your new home’s location. Do you send your kids to public school or a separate school? Do you send your kids to an english language school or a school that offers french immersion? And of course you also want to consider if you need your kids to be bused to school or if they can walk to their new school.
Luckily we all have access to ample information about school via the Tri-Board website. Keep in mind that the information on this site could change, so it’s always advisable to double check with the schools themselves to be sure.
This website not only provides ongoing busing information regarding bus cancellations and so forth, but you can also secure detailed information about school districts and bus availability based on your new address. On the homepage, click on the link that says “School and Transportation Eligibility by Address”. Here is where you can enter your new address and find out which schools apply for your children based on your needs and their grade.
This website is a useful too to reference during your house hunt as well. If you are particular about a school, a quick reference when you find a house could go a long way. Never assume your location is feeding kids to a certain school – things change, school capacity changes, bus routes change and when it comes to schooling its best not to make an assumption.
If you have any opinions on you local school that other parents would like to know, please add a comment!