While the school year may be wrapping up for your older kids, it’s actually time to start thinking about where your Kindergartener will begin their education next school year. It’s an important decision which requires a lot of time and research, so it’s best to get a head start on the process now. There are many things to consider when deciding what school will be the best fit for your child.
Here are three reasons why a private education could benefit your kindergartener;
1. Individualized Education
One of the many benefits of investing in a private education, is that class sizes are frequently much smaller. This means there are fewer students per teacher, thereby allowing the teacher to give each child more of his or her attention. While public school teachers struggle with large class sizes that make it difficult to meet the needs of all of their students, private school teachers have the opportunity to provide much more individualized education for their students. Many private school also have trained assistant teachers making the student teacher ratio even smaller. Not only does this allow teachers to help students who need it, but it also allows them to create lessons that include the personal interests of their students. This can go a long way towards creating a solid foundation of the basic skills your child needs, while keeping them engaged by including their interests.
2. A Sense of Community and Belonging
While there are certainly smaller community public schools, in many cases they are very large and often at capacity. Private schools on the other hand, tend to be much smaller. This creates a feeling of being part of a tight-knit community that is dedicated to the education of your children. With so many opportunities for you to participate in and influence the direction of education at your child’s school, as well as a much broader range of extra curriculars and other offerings, parents and students can feel a much greater sense of belonging.
3. Faith-Based Education
For many families, the importance of including their faith in the education of their child can be a driving factor in the decision to send their child to a private school. An environment focused on spiritual growth in addition to academics can be very alluring, especially in a world that is continuing to stray from the core values of many Christians. A desire to protect your children while also fostering spiritual growth is a growing trend for many parents. By choosing a private education for your kindergartner, you can provide a variety of rigorous academic opportunities without sacrificing the spiritual aspect of your child’s education.
At St. Barnabas Episcopal School, we recognize the immense value of a well-rounded education. Spiritually, academically, and emotionally supporting our students from their first day of Kindergarten to their last day of 8th grade. Contact us today to schedule a tour and to learn more about our school.