"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
For many families, kindergarten is the first big step in your child’s educational future. This is an exciting and precious time in the life of your family and nothing makes it better than returning home to a child who has loved their day of school. But not all children take a liking to school from day one, and some children need encouragement and support from mom and dad to really begin to enjoy learning.
You want nothing less than the best for your children, and to you that might mean investing in a private education. Investing in private school may seem like a luxury these days, but you don’t have to give up on the idea entirely. If the price tag on private school seems too high for your budget, consider the following.
Private education is such a great investment for your children’s future, but how do you know if they are getting the most out of each day? One factor that holds some children back from academic success is a lack of good sleep. Here are three nighttime tips for preparing your kids for a successful day of private school.
In 2017 Emery Latchaw graduated from St. Barnabas. It was at St. Barnabas that two significant things happened in his life. Not only did Emery discover his love for the sciences at St. Barnabas, but he met Mr. Joseph, his 8th grade science teacher. The impact that teachers have on students’ learning and interests are often discussed, and in Emery’s case, it seems to be evident that his appreciation for Mr. Joseph, and his passion for science run parallel. Not only has Mr. Joseph supported Emery in his education, but he has encouraged Emery to attend wildlife camp and pursue his dreams. Emery can easily recall the many experiments that St. Barnabas’ science program offered. “We had a garden where I grew broccoli and brussel sprouts. Every day, we would go to the garden and later we would write a blog about it. It was a lot of fun!”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As we wind down to the end of the year, you and your children will become more and more inundated with Christmas. And in the midst of all of that holiday joy, it’s easy to forget the real reason we celebrate this holiday. And the more you forget the purpose for all of this joy and celebration the less exposure your children get to the true magic of Christmas.
Whether your kids are well on their way to starting school, or your baby is still learning to walk it is never too soon to find a community that will eventually lead them through their early childhood. If you have one child or a whole soccer team worth of them, you’ll spend a lot of time in and out of their schools, meeting with teachers, and attending school functions so you might as well focus some time finding a place that fits all of your families needs.
While you may feel the pressure that today’s kindergarten lesson will make or break their first job interview, it’s important to remember that your kindergartener is still just a child. And your children need a healthy balance of academic rigor and play time. Here are some of the key elements to creating balance in your child’s kindergarten education.
There is a lot to be grateful for living in Central Florida. We’re surrounded by beautiful oceans on either side and rivers and likes wind their way through our peninsula. Our weather is temperate and this year we managed to avoid any big summer storms. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate home, family, and all of the other blessings you have in life. But how do you teach your children to practice gratitude during the holiday season?
Lexi Brandt is an International Baccalaureate student at Spruce Creek High School and is a St. Barnabas Alumni who graduated in 2016. Lexi loves theatre and writing, especially screenwriting. Not only is Lexi the Vice President for the True Crime Club on her campus, but she is also the Morning News Anchor for Spruce Creek High School. With her focus remaining on her academics and the upcoming SATs and ACTs, Lexi has her future sights on colleges with great film and screenwriting programs such as North Western and the University of Southern California. This is because Lexi is already a very accomplished screenwriter.
We believe in the many benefits of private education. Our students are nurtured in well-rounded and loving classrooms, their small class education ensures they get the attention they need, and they develop lifelong friendships with like-minded young boys and girls. But on the surface, the cost of private school can complicate the school’s ability to bring the best students into the classroom.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.