8 Questions to Ask When Changing Schools
Updated: Oct 24, 2022
And why Saint Paul's Choir School is the answer.
In discerning when to transfer to a new school - or why - it's important to know what to ask of your child, their old school, and their potential new schools. When parents are new to the choir school, they bring a range of questions and concerns. The following eight questions speak to the specific reasons that so many parents have chosen Saint Paul's Choir School.
Treble is a classical role designed specifically for boys' vocal ranges; now is the time to capture and develop this super ability!
How empowered does your son feel? How confident is he in his ability to solve problems? How strongly do his peers support him?
The school's choir is composed primarily of treble voices, also called boy sopranos. Singing this role in a choir is something only boys in grades three through eight can do. It is a classical role designed specifically for their vocal ranges; now is the time to capture and develop this super ability! Most boys don't know that this latent ability exists within them. Boys with little to no training become members of the professionally-recorded and internationally-touring Choir of Boys at Saint Paul's.
With a 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio, we know each student well and offer classrooms small enough for everyone to be heard and known.
Do your son's teachers know his strengths in and out of the classroom? Do their comments on his report cards speak to his specific abilities or are they generic? Do they know his academics well enough to predict his standardized test performance? Could they write him a full-page letter of recommendation and assess both his academics and character accurately?
With a 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio, we know each student well and offer classrooms small enough for everyone to be heard and known. Classroom learning involves every student in every class. The small size allows us to support all learners, pushing forward those who are ready for a greater challenge and catching up those who would benefit from review.
Great teachers are able to do all of these things. The best teachers would also know your son's favorite Pokemon! Our advisory program, recesses, house-points system, and weekly whole-school "elegant lunches" afford each teacher the opportunity to know who students are outside the classroom. At Saint Paul’s, that’s our everyday.