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How Private School Can Better Prepare Your Children for a Successful Future

January 27, 2017
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benefits of private schoolAs a parent, it's your job to do everything in your power to set your children up for a happy, healthy, and successful future. As your kids go through grade school and onto high school, they will learn who they are as individuals, what their passions are, what they're good at, and what kind of material they struggle with. To help them succeed along the way, many parents will choose to send their children to the best private schools Miami has to offer.

Here are just a few benefits of private school education that your children will enjoy.

They Will Be Better Prepared for College
There's a reason private schools are often called "prep schools," because these institutions are supposed to better prepare students for higher education.

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), wholly 88% of students who attended private high schools apply for college, compared to 57% of public school students. Because the classes and material offered at private schools can be more advanced, the students learn how to solve difficult problems, work together, and pick up on lessons that will prepare them for college classrooms. This gives them a shot at excelling as they further their education.

Strong Emphasis on Community Involvement and Extra Curriculars
Another one of the benefits of private school education is that these environments encourage students to get involved outside the classroom, in both extra curricular activities and community programs. Teachers and counselors will chat with students about what kinds of programs are available and how to enroll, while the students' peers will share their own experiences working outside of the classroom.

When applying for colleges and even jobs in the future, having experience with volunteering in the community and other extra curricular activities can truly set your children apart from their peers. Students at any school can surely get involved with these types of programs, but private schools have a long history of further encouraging their students to take advantage of beneficial activities like team sports, drama clubs, volunteer work, and science clubs.

Students Can Work Individually With Teachers
To ensure that your child is really understanding the material being taught, they must be able to work one-on-one with teachers at a much more consistent rate than public schools. Because private schools are significantly smaller than the majority of public schools -- less than half the size on average -- kids can sit down after a class or lesson and really work with their instructors until they completely grasp the concepts at hand. This type of teaching will certainly help your children learn the necessary material to succeed in life.

To find out some of the other benefits of private school education in Miami and beyond, contact Riviera Schools today!