"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
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.
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.
Private education is a financial investment that some families aren’t sure about making. And while there is plenty of data to show the academic and future employment benefits of enrolling your children in private school, there are so many valuable benefits, the proof of which is often anecdotal. We talk a lot about the benefits of private education to the student, but we believe the benefits extend out to the entire family.
Often There are countless benefits for students who attend private schools. But students are not the only members of the community that experience those benefits. Private school is also a healthy and happy place for teachers and staff.
We’ve seen this time and again, your student is in the 6th grade, she’s been going to school with the same kids since kindergarten, and suddenly things start going downhill socially or academically. But what is there to do? You know your current school isn’t giving her what she needs, but won’t moving her be too traumatic? Is it too late in the game to make this transition?
The time has come, your baby is ready to leave the nest and transition into kindergarten. Or is she? Not all children develop at the same rate, and not all children will be ready to advance to kindergarten when schools recommend it.
At St. Barnabas we’re proud to say that nearly one-quarter of our student body are people from minority communities. As other private education institutions are criticized for a lack of diversity, we are charging ahead on a mission to promote diversity on our campus. Our students come from different communities and some from different countries, but is it enough to put students together on the same campus and call it diversity? We think there are very specific factors that make private education a great place for building a diverse community.
You’re probably here perusing our website because you've done your research, and you’re convinced that private education may be the best fit for your student. We’re so glad to hear that, but you may not know what it is that sets St. Barnabas apart from other schools like it. So before you make this huge choice for your family, take a moment to dive into the details that make St. Barnabas such a special place for your family.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.