As parents, we want our children to seize life and all of the opportunities it has to offer. In order to be prepared to do so, children need to be equipped with the proper education, life skills, and confidence to go forward and achieve excellence.
While public schools can and have offered satisfactory education for children, private schooling can offer your child a unique and specialized education that will enable them to go above and beyond, growing with the tools to become a successful and happy individual. To date, there are approximately 30,861 private schools in the U.S. that serve around 5 million preschool through high school students.
Here are 4 benefits of choosing a private education:
- Smaller Classes
One of the most obvious benefits of the private school system is the class size. Private schools are notoriously small; in fact, 86% of these schools have less than 300 children. Less children make for smaller class sizes, which means children get more individualized attention and are given a chance to stand out for their achievements.
- Dedicated Faculty
In a 2007 study conducted by the Fraser Institute on why they chose private school for their children, 91% of parents surveyed attributed their decision to the caliber of excellence that private educators uphold. The small class size enables these dedicated educators to interact with your child on an individualized basis, further understanding their educational needs and tailoring their school experience to your child's benefit.
- An Intimate and Community-Based Environment
Private schools focus on discipline, respect, and work to actively foster a safe and intimate community among parents, faculty, and students alike. For students entering middle school and high school, this is an especially important time for student solidarity. A stronger school community means a lower tolerance for bullying, and a more accepting environment.
- A Brighter Future
Research proves that children who receive a private education do better on standardized testing. In fact, average SAT scores in writing, reading, and math are an average of 50 points higher for private school students, as compared to high school students in the public school system. And it's not only higher standardized testing scores; privately educated students are more likely to be involved in extracurricular activities and honors programs. All of these attributes give students access to better universities, allowing them to pursue their dreams to the absolute utmost.