Does your company offer a look-see trip where you pick a house and schools?
This is the best option – to work with the relocation agent to find both things that are relatively near each other and also near work. Since you are coming from Australia I think the grade levels may be mixed up – don’t they start the school year now instead of August/Sept? I imagine the schools will be aware of that.
This may be a difficult time to relocate since the schools are fairly full – which is why a good relocation service could help. We used FPD Savills and they did a great job – setting up school and house appointments and negotiating our housing contract.