Mistake #1: Visiting Only Once
First impressions are important. But if you only visit a school one time, you run the risk of basing your decision on too little information. For example, if a teacher seemed unenthusiastic, it will be hard for you to tell whether she was just having an off day or if her attitude is a sign of bigger problems at the school. Visit more than once. Ask to spend time in a classroom so you can observe the teacher interacting with students. Ask several parents whose kids attend the school what they think of it.