School Search Assistance
Choosing the right school protects the success of the entire relocation.
One of the most important tasks when a family relocates is finding the right schools for their children. And most often, this must be decided on before finding a home. Yet, it’s also one of the biggest challenges, particularly when an employee is transferred to a new country, or city he or she is unfamiliar with. This is why we offer hands-on school-finding assistance across the U.S. and Canada.
Our School-Finding Services
Assess the needs of the family related to school, extracurricular expectations and special needs requirements.
PorchLight's e-book is provided to supplement with online resources and school ratings.
Understand the family's areas of interest, desired commute time from a work location and desired budget to develop a search radius for the school search
Verification of availability, appointment scheduling and accompaniment is provided as a supplemental service. Families can choose to be accompanied or visit schools on their own.
Research the area schools to find the best rated schools and confirm the programs offered based on needs.
Documents needed for registration and immunization requirements.
*PorchLight and our destination consultants are not school advisors. They are knowledgeable area experts utilizing online tools to research and coordinate service.
A Fun Fact!
High school was not really a part of school until the 1930s. Before that most Americans only completed eight years of school. Why was that and what changed it? Well, during the Great Depression, there were many communities that had little work to offer, and they figure that keeping teenagers in the classrooms would keep them out of the work force, thus reducing the competition for many adults who required higher pay than a teen would.
Did You Know?
School finding assistance is included in the cost of PorchLight’s tours.
Only America’s wealthy were able to get an elementary school education until the 1840s when Horace Mann and Henry Barnard and other reformers tried to get tax-funded schools. They thought that if they had schools paid for by taxes, more people would attend, and this spread of education would help produce better citizens, unite the societies, and prevent much crime and poverty.
“This was our 2nd move with my husband’s company and our first move with school aged children. Finding the right school was critical for the success of our move and PorchLight provided us thorough school information for us to easily identify the right schools to focus our time which lead to us finding a neighborhood we love. It all fit together like a hand in a glove! The service was well organized and we were supported every step of the way.”