< Back What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children? What are some examples of these schools? Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools? Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)? How are most kids transported to and from school? When does the typical school year start and end? Is there anything else I should know about local schools? What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children? There are many excellent public and private schools available in Las Vegas and its surrounding areas. Public schools are publicly funded, free, and adhere to a standard curriculum. Private schools charge a fee for attending and usually offer a more specialized curriculum. Most parents choose a school for their children dependent on the child's needs and interests. For more information on all the schools that are located close to where you are moving to, contact Crown, check the local yellow pages or visit the Web sites listed below. ↑ Top What are some examples of these schools? Because of the expansive size of the Las Vegas area, the large number of both public and private schools and the diverse educational needs of children, it would not be in the best interest to provide a list schools here. Please consult with Crown, who can assist with providing a list of schools to meet your child's needs. Selecting a school here depends on the city you reside in (city boundaries determine the public school that will be attended), and the private schools are determined by living arrangements as well. It is generally a good idea to research homes and schools at the same time, as one may affect the other. ↑ Top Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools? If your child will be attending a public school, there is no competition. Public schools are zoned so they are obliged to accept all children within the school zone in which you live. Private schools however, typically have entrance requirements and waiting lists. If you plan to send your child to a private school, it is recommended that you apply as soon as you arrive in the area to guarantee a spot on the waiting list. Charter schools are similar to private schools, in that you have to register, but instead of entry requirements, they have a "random selection" policy. If you decide this is the choice for your child, it is also recommended that you register as early as possible. ↑ Top Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)? Yes. There are many good preschools available in the Las Vegas and surrounding areas. There is a charge for enrolment tuition. ↑ Top How are most kids transported to and from school? Most schools operate school bus transportation, or parents bring their children to and from school. ↑ Top When does the typical school year start and end? As of 2008, Clark County School District is the fifth largest in the nation and home to over 308,000 students. Schools operate on a 'track', whereby some schools operate from the first week of September to mid-June, while others are on a 12-month school with breaks in between. ↑ Top Is there anything else I should know about local schools? Please consult with Crown to obtain additional information about the local schools. ↑ Top IMPORTANT NOTE: Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.