If you’re moving to St. Louis with your family, what can you do to find the right school district for your children? Here’s what we do to help homebuyers we work with who are in a similar situation.
First, we direct them to Niche.com and Greatschools.org, which are two great resources that provide information about test scores, diversity, curriculum, etc. Another great resource you can try is Nextdoor.com, which allows you to ask important questions to residents who already live in the school district(s) you’re interested in.
Once you identify a district you’d like to explore, we put you in touch with other families who live in that community and have children whose ages and (ideally) interests are similar to your childrens’. For example, if your 5th grader loves soccer, we’ll connect you to a family with another 5th grader who loves soccer. Once your kids know they’ll be able to keep doing what they love, it will make the transition between homes that much easier.
“Once your kids know they’ll be able to keep doing what they love, it will make the transition between homes that much easier.“
You may also consider visiting schools during the day and having your children shadow other students, which will give them a good idea of what their day might look like.
As real estate agents, we have access to great information, and more importantly, we know other families in the community you may want to speak with regarding their experiences in that community’s school district. St. Louis is a very friendly place, and I often recommend that my clients take a walk in various neighborhoods they’re interested in and talk to the residents so they can find out what they love most about living there.
If you have any more questions about school districts in the St. Louis area or have any other real estate needs we can assist you with, don’t hesitate to call or email us. My team and I would love to help you.