It’s that time of year again. School is back in session, and folks reading this blog are starting to narrow down their list of schools. Once schools settle in a bit, they turn their attention to future students through open houses. Starting as early as late September, schools across the region host open houses to give prospective families a chance to see their schools, meet teachers and faculty, observe casses in session, and get all of your questions answered.
To help parents navigate the process, last year I started a public calendar of school open houses throughout the Philadelphia region. However, as you can imagine it is a monster to maintain. I get emails asking me to add entries, and the emails don’t always have enough information about the event, so I have to follow up, etc. etc…. Did I mention that I already have full time job? The end result is a calendar with incomplete listings and listings that take a while to update.
But I have an answer! Philly School Search now has an online form that allows schools/interested parties to submit open house information for their school. It takes about a minute to complete the form (one submission per event) and I can push the events to the public calendar much more quickly than in the past. So schools–let me know about your event so families across the region can discover them!