4 Signs It’s Time to Change Schools

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Parenting, at its very foundation, is just a series of decisions. Some are as simple as deciding tonight’s dinner menu or when you need to leave the house to be at dance practice on time, but some can have a much more significant impact on your child’s life. Like, whether or not your child is in a school environment that provides resources and opportunities to make the most of the critical learning years. In this article we highlight four signs that it might be time for you to changes schools.

Recognizing the Right Moment for Changing Schools

As parents, we understand that choosing the right school is very important. It helps them build a strong foundation that will carry them through their educational journey and beyond. Still, there are moments when you may start to think about making a change. In this guide, we’re going to help you navigate through some of the signs that it might be time to explore new academic options. Using these tips, as well as having an open and honest dialogue with your children, should be able to help you make the best decision for your family and whether or not it is time to change schools.

1. Your Child Is Disengaged

One significant indicator that your child isn’t in the right learning environment is a low level of engagement. A lack of engagement can look different from child to child, but it can include things like slipping grades, behavior problems, or a general lack of motivation. The causes can range from stress, bullying, an undiagnosed learning disorder, or many other reasons.

This can be hard for parents to pick up on since we only see our children outside of school. It’s important to keep a strong line of communication with your child so you can see the signs or reach out to their teacher to see if they’ve noticed anything in class.

At MUSE Global School, we use our famous passion-based learning model to keep our students engaged in their learning. Our students filter our world-class academics through the lens of their chosen passion project so they’re more engaged with the instruction. We also emphasize our students’ social-emotional learning and communication through the Process Communication Model. Both are part of the Five Pillars that build the foundation of MUSE Global School.

2. Limited Extracurricular Activities

 A good education is essential, but we also want our children to have access to other things that they enjoy. If your child has interests like sports, art, or other activities that their school doesn’t have access to, it might be time to look somewhere else so they can embrace their potential.

At MUSE Global School, we pride ourselves on our Specialist Programs. From as early as Pre-K to their Senior year, our students can participate in various classes that allow them to expand their horizons. Whether it’s visual and performing arts, learning a new language, gardening and the culinary arts with our Seed-to-Table program, we will surely have the perfect class for your child. Plus, we offer many after-school programs and activities like archery, yoga, and more.

3. Inadequate Resources

 The resources a school has access to play a big part in a child’s learning experiences. Outdated classrooms and limited technology can hinder your child’s ability to learn and grow at their highest potential.

At our Calabasas, California campus, our students have the best facilities. Our classrooms are designed to maximize natural light and are super-insulated and air-sealed for comfort and energy efficiency. And when our teachers decide they want to take their lessons “on the road,” our campus is designed to encourage exploration and discovery daily. Our students love their outdoor classroom!

4. Communication Breakdowns

 The parent-school relationship is a very important one. Your child spends nearly six hours a day away from you, so it’s very important that communication between educators, administrators, and parents be strong and open. Look for a school that prioritizes transparent and regular communication with parents.

Not only do we teach our students how to be better communicators, but we also teach our parents. MUSE Global School regularly offers parent workshops on the Process Communication Model, building self-efficacy, and more free of charge. We also provide virtual events like cooking classes taught by our award-winning Chef Robin. We love teaching our MUSE Family new things!


Are you looking to change schools? See what makes MUSE Global School different by clicking HERE. And when you’re ready to make the jump, check out THIS page and learn from our Director of Admissions, Alexandra Pesko, how you can join the MUSE Family today.


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