"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
As the tides of our American education system begin to change there has been a lot of public debate over the effectiveness of charter schools. You may be wondering, “what exactly are charter schools?” And you’re not alone. While charter schools have been around since the 1970s they have only been recently popularized and made available to local families. Since then we have fielded questions and as to the difference between a charter school and a private school.
Your child is finally ready to go kindergarten. It’s an exciting time and a scary time all at once. There may be tears (yours and theirs) and that’s okay. Taking this big step of sending your child off to school for the first time isn’t something to scoff at. As you count down the coming year there are some important parenting tips that can help both of you prepare for them to start school.
As a parent, you want what’s best for your child in every situation. You want them to have great friendships, influential mentors, a love for learning, and a thirst for creativity. It’s natural to want the best for your children, we want the best for them too. That’s why we believe that a private education is a wonderful tool for helping your children dig deeper into their lives both emotionally and academically.
Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic have long been the pillars of childhood education. While curriculum and teaching styles change over the years there is no arguing the fact that the mastery of these three subjects is essential to a child's future academic success.
No parent wants to watch their children struggle, especially not in school. And for some, the academic rigor of private school takes some getting used to. But regardless of why your child is struggling in private school, there are many ways that you can support them and encourage them toward success.
Your kids are back in school and life has returned to a sense of normalcy after a long and busy summer. And while getting back into a routine is often a welcome change, your routine also ushers in all the old familiar stressors of the busy school year. The best way to ready your family for the big year ahead of you is to set out with intention.
The word school evokes different feelings in different people. You may have one child who thrives in school an another who struggles to find motivation in the classroom. In larger public schools your unmotivated student can easily fall through the cracks. But in private education students of all types are seen and supported within the same classroom.
Many families who end up sending their children to private schools know fairly early on that private education is a priority for them. Perhaps they themselves were educated in a private school setting or they are looking for a school that shares their same values. Either way, for some of these families the cost of private school may sometimes feel like a hindrance to providing their children the level of education they want.
American families spend billions of dollars each year shopping for school supplies. From proper clothing and shoes to pens, pencils, and paper, there are a lot of items that your children need to be prepared for their next year of school. And after a summer of entertaining children at home, you may have some difficulty finding extra cash for back to school shopping.
Over the last few years the State of Florida has seen a lot of conflict between teachers and school boards regarding pay, hours worked, and classroom size. For these reasons and others, there are more and more teachers who want to work in a private school. Private schools have many well-researched benefits for students, but the benefits for teachers are part of the fabric that makes the public school community so desirable.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.