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Ready, set... School!

Ten tips for a smooth transition.

Preparing for the first day of school

Tips for helping your child get through the first day of school.

Ten ways to prep for back-to-school success

As summer slides into the new school year, try these tips for a seamless transition.

Jinx the kindergarten jitters

Prepare your kindergartner for the start of school with activities, stories, and just plain talk about the exciting journey ahead.

Getting ready for middle and high school reading

Middle- and high schoolers interpret, analyze, and discuss more-advanced texts. Here are the tools they'll need to succeed.

Tips for your high schooler: advice from recent grads

GreatSchools staff weigh in on their best advice for high schoolers.

Kids' thoughts about moving to the next grade in school

With insight and humor, kids describe their feelings about moving into the upper elementary grades.

Read All About It: Back-to-School Books

Reading about back-to-school adventures can help you and your child talk about her real-life hopes and fears.

What to expect in first grade

Learn about what to expect for your child in first grade.

What to expect in second grade

Learn about what to expect for your child in second grade.

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