Selecting a school for your kindergartner may seem like a daunting task, but it’s one that sets the standard for the rest of your child’s education. By choosing a private independent school, you’ll positively influence their education by providing your child with the building blocks of a successful future.
Building a Strong Foundation
Your child’s education in the early years is instrumental to their progress and development in the years to come. By choosing a private education, your child will have the opportunity to build a solid foundation in an environment that is more conducive to their development than some of the alternatives. With smaller class sizes and higher expectations for performance, your child will be given the individual attention and support they need in order to experience success early on.
A private education in the early years will provide your child with positive learning habits and the basic skills that the rest of their education will build on. The reading and math skills that your child learns in the elementary years will be instrumental to their success in higher level courses as they move through middle school and into highschool and college. It’s better to build the appropriate skills now, than to wait until they’re behind. Once they’re older it’s much more difficult for them to remediate their weaknesses as they’re less apt to accept being behind their peers and may struggle to catch up.
Have a Greater Influence
One of the benefits of a private education for parents is that they have much greater influence than they would in public schools. Because most private schools are independent institutions, there’s no bureaucracy and red tape to work through. This means that parents have a unique opportunity to impact more of the decision making processes that affect their student.
Overall, many private schools operate on a smaller scale than their public counterparts. This provides a more contained and controlled environment for your child. When issues arise or you have concerns about your child, the process for addressing these is typically much more straightforward due to the fact that there are fewer people involved in decision making.
Once you’ve made the decision to consider private school education for your child, it’s important to pick the right one. Be open and honest about your child’s needs and abilities in order to find the school that will be the right fit for your child. At St. Barnabas Episcopal School, we strive to provide your child with an academically challenging and spiritually supportive environment in which to learn and grow. Contact us today to schedule a tour or to learn more.