Why I Chose Wissahickon Charter: 2011-10-13 School Selection Report

This is a snapshot of one parent’€™s school choice. You can read other parent testimonials and help other parents. Take five minutes to complete an anonymous survey to tell PSS and our readers about your school choice!

What school did you decide on? Wissahickon Charter School

Calendar year your child entered 2011

Grade your child entered Kindergarten

What neighborhood are you in? NW Philly

What schools did you consider? Applied:

Cook-Wissahickon

Henry

Green Woods

Wissahickon Charter School

Independence

Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School

Miquon

Green Street Friends

Plymouth Meeting Friends School

 

Accepted:

Plymouth Meeting Friends School

St. Bridget

Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School (from the waitlist – no # given)

Wissahickon Charter School (from the waitlist – #6)

What factors were most important to you? Tuition, Location, Financial Aid Package, Teaching Philosophy, Public Eduction, Teacher Quality, Principal Quality, Diversity, Special Programs (language immersion, music, etc.)

What first attracted you to the school? Appreciation for the environmental focus of the school.  (In the end, many other things make me happy with our decision…some of which are highlighted on their website, and in other parents’ choice questionnaires.)

What were the critical factors that led to your choice? Feeling of a right fit, finances, location.

Did you relocate in order to choose this school? No

On the political spectrum, I consider myself to be  open-minded

Please share anything else about your experience This was such a long and drawn out process.  We loved many of the schools we visited and applied to.  We enrolled in the neighborhood Catholic school in May, when we determined that that it would be irresponsible in our current situation to try and make even aid supported tuition at PMFS.  At the end of June, we were accepted off the waitlist a PPACS, and then at the end of July, at Wissahickon Charter School.  While the idea of the arts enriched curriculum at PPACS was a strong draw, the location and logistics did not work for us.  We are, so far, very pleased with our final decision, and….so glad the process is over.

This is a snapshot of one parent’€™s school choice. You can read other parent testimonials and help other parents. Take five minutes to complete an anonymous survey to tell PSS and our readers about your school choice!

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