As you work through the decision to send your children to either private school or one of the alternatives, you’re probably getting a lot of information and opinions about which option is best. However, what you probably haven’t heard enough of is, why other parents love private school. Choosing the right school is a big investment for your children's future, for your finances, and for the well-being of your family.
Here are some of the primary reasons that other parents have chosen private education over the alternatives.
1. Access To Teachers And Administrators
Whether your child is top of her class or needs a little bit of extra support, you want them to have the high-quality instruction that will help them to succeed. As parents, you want to have access to their teachers and administrators who are making decisions about their education. In small private schools, you’re less likely to get stuck wading through the hierarchy in order to reach the actual decision-makers who can help you when you need it.
2. Shared Philosophy
In public schools, the educational philosophy is often determined by people who are not in the same city or even state as you are. On the other hand, in private education, the people who decide what and how your children learn are local and invested. Because of this, you can know confidently from the start that you are engaging with a school that serves your children’s academic and spiritual needs. After all, these young years of your child’s life are precious and they learn and grow at incredible rates. Wouldn’t you love them to do so in a place that shared your outlook on life and learning?
3. A Leg Up For The Future
The data is clear, children who attend private schools excel in college and afterward due to the high quality of the education they receive. But that’s not all, students also tend to excel because of the significant community they build and the connections they make. When your child goes out into the world after private education, they leave as a member of a greater community of St. Barnabas graduates who are there to support them in their future endeavors.
As they say, it takes a village to raise a child. And that’s exactly what parents love about being part of a private school community. When you’re not just a number in a sea of parents and children, you can feel confident that you are all part of a loving and secure community. This dynamic is one of the things we’re most proud of at St. Barnabas. If you’re still looking for a school community to call your own, we hope you’ll consider ours. Reach out today to schedule a tour of our campus.