Two Ways Private Education Is Better

Friday - January 30, 2015

Private school students consistently out-perform their public school counterparts. Moreover, elementary private schools often fill in the gaps of public education.

elementary private schools
Private school students consistently out-perform their public school counterparts. Moreover, elementary private schools often fill in the gaps of public education. Whereas public schools struggle to fit in the arts and language, period, private school students get extensive lessons in these areas and more. Here's a look at what an average private school curriculum offers.


Balanced Learning -- And A Love For All Subjects
Just about everyone knows that public school and even, to an extent, society promotes certain types of learning and discourages others. Many chalk up the lack of women in science, IT, and engineering professions to gender segregation and teachers and parents consciously or subconsciously encouraging some habits (like reading and art) to the detriment of others (science and math). This is much less likely to happen at private academy schools, including elementary private schools and private middle schools.

The reasons are simple. Student to teacher ratios are much lower at private institutions, meaning teachers have much more time to work with your child one-on-one. That gives them the ability to easily pinpoint your child's strengths -- and areas where they may need improvement. If your little girl is reading at an eighth grade reading level (in fifth grade -- go you!) but continually struggling with math, teachers will notice and address it. Similarly, if a young boy excels in history, but struggles with anything music-related, private schools have the time and resources to address that, too.

Taking It Above And Beyond Academics
Of course private schooling is going to place an emphasize on doing well in a variety of subjects and learning as much as possible. Many institutions also know that succeeding in life involves a whole lot more than reading books and acing a math test. It is absolutely critical for young adults to be confident, self-reliant, and have strong leadership skills. Elementary private schools focus on these skills at young ages, so they come naturally.

Is private school the right option for your child? In nearly all cases, the answer is yes. Private schools equip children with a complete education (from math, science, history, English, foreign language, and the arts) and important life skills, like leadership skills and high self-esteem.

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