Need a quick tutorial on how to post a question, provide answers or speak your mind on The School Boards? Have a look at this guide, and you'll be on your way in no time.

1. Register for an account and log in

Please register for an account and then log in. Once you log in, you can start interacting with other parents on the site.

2. Find the city you're interested in

First off, select the city you're interested in. San Francisco Bay Area is subdivided so you can select a subregion or SF Bay Area as a whole. For Boarding Schools, simply click on the link below the map. However, if you don't see your city listed, please select the Rest of U.S. link.

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3. Select a forum to post in

Within each city are the sections General Topics, Preschools, Elementary Schools, High Schools and Extracurriculars/Camps. Each section is further broken down by categories; in the case of elementary schools, the categories are General, Private and Public. Simply select the category you want to post in.

4. Post new thread

Click on the button Post New Thread to start a new topic.

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Fill out the title, type what you want in the text box and click the button Submit New Thread. Voila, you're done!

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5. Reply to an existing topic

If you want to reply to an existing topic, just find that thread/post and click on the orange Reply to Thread button or the gray Reply button below a specific post.

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A text box will appear at the bottom of the thread. Enter what you want in the text box and click the button Post Quick Reply. That's all it takes to carry on a discussion on The School Boards!

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If you still have questions, please contact us so we can help you get the most out of The School Boards.