FAQ

1. how can i hire you?

Get in touch with via email at info@miamischooladvisors.com or call us at 305-709-2610.

2. When is the best time to apply to schools?

You need to start your research early. We recommend looking at schools 18 months before the start of the school year. Some schools have rolling admissions, while others have early application deadlines.

In the case of preschool you should start your search even earlier.

3.Can everyone apply to miami-dade county public schools?

Everyone can apply to Miami-Dade County’s School of Choice program which includes Magnet and non-Magnet schools. The Magnet Programs tend to be the preferred ones, as they offer specialized education and many schools received the best rankings in the district.

4. what are some of the pros of public education and applying to public schools?

Biggest benefit: FREE Education, paid through tax payers money.

Miami has some phenomenal schools that offer competitive education with emphasis in specific subject areas and interest. Schools offering an international Program are especially popular, as children are immersed in bilingual and bicultural programs that go beyond one hour per day of foreign language education.

5. What are some cons of applying/GOING to a public school?

If you are considering a School of Choice / Magnet schools, these are extremely competitive with very low acceptance rates especially in popular grades (such as 1st, 6th, 9th grade). However, it is possible!

Parents often feel that the public system is test/homework heavy. Test performance on state tests is directly correlated to the school’s rating.

Because public and charter schools depend on public funding, at times the school’s infrastructure and/or resources may be limited.

6. what are some of the pros of private schools?

Resources, support and almost always outstanding infrastructure with a balanced curriculum, as they set their own pace. You get what you pay for.

7. What are some cons of applying/GOING to a private school?

Miami offers some great school options and a very competitive school environment. Private schools are just as competitive, and the path to admission and acceptance can be complex. The expense of a private education is the biggest deciding factor for many parents. Some also caution there may be higher social pressure in this environment, but it really depends. Do remember this is Miami.

8. Can you HOOK IT UP AND get my kid in a school?

We are a resource - a supplier of information, tips, anecdotes and knowledge. Our service does not guarantee that your child will be admitted at a particular school. However, we can share what we know and make the school application process much smoother for a family.

9. DOES YOUR SCHOOL GUIDE list ALL AVAILABLE SCHOOLS IN MIAMI?

We highlight over 100 schools that include Elementary, Middle and Senior High options, which include private, public and Charter schools. We included schools that have achieved a B or higher ranking and/or are located in the most popular areas of the city. The Miami-Dade County public school system alone has close to 400 schools and it would be impossible to cover all of them. More importantly, not all of them have great rankings. We only cover the schools that merit inclusion. This is a non sponsored publication which aims to give you objective advice. If you want to read more about ir or are ready to buy it, click here.

10. Why is your School Guide not free or cheaper?

Ours is an advertising free model. We have not solicited any school for premium placement or inclusion. We have spent months not only researching each institution but also sourcing and hiring the right professional writers. We found the perfect writer who is not also mothers and writer from their perspective and have also gone through the school finding process. We wanted to craft something of quality.

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