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September 22, 2017 15:57 ET

Vancouver Moving Company Ferguson Moving Shares Moving Tips When Searching for Schools

Vancouver moving company says checklists must go beyond the home and neighborhood when kids are involved

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 22, 2017) - As a Vancouver-based moving company, the team at Ferguson Moving & Storage advises that parents who are moving in Vancouver need to consider proximity to schools when assembling a checklist for a new home. Their latest blog shares tips that will help parents who want to enrol their kids at good schools. For more, go to: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/moving-in-vancouver-schools/

It's important to keep school options in mind when house hunting starts. Some kids may prefer to stay at their old schools, particularly if they are older. However, time and distance means this might not always be feasible. It may be necessary to apply for cross-boundary attendance with your school board.

In some cases, an older child may be able to commute to their schools. If a child is enrolled in a special program, such as French immersion, changing schools might not be desirable. However, if a new school is the only option, it may be necessary to do a little research first. Targeting a specific school might limit your neighborhood search.

If there is no preference for schools, ask the realtor for their advice. From there, find out if there are any special programs, like immersion classes, gifted programs, art programs, IB classes, etc. You should consider scheduling a visit to these schools beforehand to determine if they're a good fit. Remember, not all schools offer the same programs, so it's important to do the research in advance.

Private schools are another option to consider when moving. These schools can provide a more personalized education experience, thanks to smaller class sizes, specialized programs, and plenty of opportunities for extracurricular activities. If there is a private school within a reasonable distance, it may be worth learning more about the programs and teachers-but don't forget about the fees!

When moving in Vancouver with a child, considering their interests and needs can help determine what kind of school to target-do they love art, sports, or theatre? If a school excels in one of these areas, it will likely be easier for a child to blend in and forge new friendships.

Be sure to keep school preferences in mind when house hunting! And, of course, once the dream house is located and you need to find a good moving company, call Ferguson Moving & Storage to assist with your move. As Vancouver's longest running moving company, they provide free quotes and service that will "lift your expectations!"

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Established in 1916, Ferguson Moving & Storage is one of the oldest and most reputable companies in Canada. Since its inception, the company has provided clients with the best in business moving and storage services. With no hidden charges and all-inclusive quotes, Ferguson Moving & Storage takes special pride in the integrity of their business. For additional information regarding the types of services offered, please visit http://www.fergusonmoving.com or call at 604-922-2212.

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