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Choosing a private or nonpublic school in Poland

Four steps to choosing the right Poland private school for your child

Searching for the right private school in Poland isn’t easy: it takes lots of patience and preparation. Luckily, you’re not alone. We provide you with the definitive, step-by-step guide.

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1. Consider your needs

Finding the right private or non-public school in Poland is all about fit. What makes a school perfect for someone else won’t necessarily make it the right for you. Your family situation, your child’s learning and social needs, and your views about education, among other things, should all enter into the equation.

There are lots of different types of private schools in Poland. There are alternative schools, such as Montessori, Waldorf, social, and IB schools. There are also day, boarding, international, language, special needs, and learning disability schools. The list goes on and on. And keep in mind, many of these schools are suitable for both foreign, English-speaking students, as well as local Polish residents.

So before you start rifling through brochures or browsing websites, take the time to consider, as a family, what you’re looking for in a private Poland school and why.

Important considerations

Make note of what’s essential. And write down your desirables. It’s up to you to decide what’s most important to you and what you can live without.

Keep your list and refer back to it while you search for the right private school in Poland. Remember, the bells and whistles may be nice to have, but keep sight of what’s really important. Knowing your priorities is crucial.

2. Do your initial research

This can’t be said enough: do your research. Having the right information and knowledge about private and non-public schools in Poland will help you make the right choice. Try to also involve your child in the school search process whenever possible.

Quick tips

Now that you’ve collected some information, it’s time to make good use of it. Compile a list of the schools you think are the best fit for your child. This shortlist will narrow your search and really get things rolling.

3. Visit your shortlist of schools

Most private and non-public schools in Poland are thrilled to show parents around campus. So, if you’re going to be in Poland, pick up the phone and arrange a tour. A first-hand look will help you to get a sense of whether the school is right for your child. If time permits, go back for more than one visit (first impressions can be misleading). Make sure you ask a lot of questions. School officials welcome them, and it’s in their best interest to give you an accurate and complete picture of what their school does and doesn’t offer.

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Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee the complete accuracy of the school information on this site. Please contact schools directly to confirm all details.