WHY CHOOSE A PRIVATE EDUCATION FOR YOUR CHILD?
Did you know that nearly a quarter of all schools in the U.S. are private? This is despite the fact that sending your child to one necessarily involves an investment. However, it’s an investment that clearly yields real dividends.
The trend of better academic performance among private school students is well-documented in surveys and rankings. A report by the U.S. Department of Education found that on average, private school students were subjected to more demanding graduation requirements and were more likely to perform better than their public school peers on standardized achievement tests. This is a result of a combination of factors including a more involved teaching approach, a more stringent admission process and a higher likelihood of the students having socio-economic characteristics beneficial to academic success.
Here are some other areas where private schools shine:
- Smaller class sizes guarantee more involvement and opportunities for the teachers to inspire their students;
- Private schools enjoy greater parental involvement, therefore stronger parent-child relationships;
- The teaching staff are committed to the private school community in a way that public schooling rarely achieves;
- Private schools provide a more nurturing and inspiring environment to in which to learn.