Published on November 20th, 2015 | by Library0
3 Reasons to Send Your Children to Private School
It’s not a surprise that many of the best high schools in Miami and across the country are private schools. They consistently find their way onto lists ranking such matters and for the prices many parents pay to send their children there, they better be worth something. Currently, there are 30,861 private schools in the United States, serving 5.3 million preschool-12 students.
While a preparatory academy might not be the right choice, or financially obtainable, for every family they offer excellent services and opportunity for kids looking to capitalize on their secondary education. Here are three reasons to consider sending your kids to private school.
1.) Individual Attention: Probably the most obvious and well-documented advantage to private high schools is the individualized attention your child will receive. The majority of private schools are small; 86% have fewer than 300 students and on average are less than half the size of public schools. This results in class sizes are significantly smaller than found in public schools. With 25+ kids in a classroom it can be difficult for teachers in public environments to give every child the attention and support they might need. In private settings with much smaller classes there is greater opportunity to ask questions and have direct, extensive communication with teachers.
2.) Safety: Unfortunately, in today’s day and age safety always has to be at the top of every parents concern list, even in schools. The numerous recent tragedies in schools across the country highlight this depressing fact. While there is no way to protect your child from everything, one Fraser Institute study found that around 72% of parents surveyed with children in the private school system strongly agreed that their school was safe. Fewer people means less of a probability.
3.) Educational Quality: Going hand-in-hand with the greater amounts of attention kids in private schools get is the overall better quality of education. It can be argued that children will get the same level in public schools, but in most cases teachers who get jobs in private schools are more qualified and of a higher quality. In the same study completed by the Fraser Institute in 2007, 91% of parents surveyed said the dedication of the teachers was their main reason for choosing private school. They also usually have more money to pay for more programs, trips, and things that enhance the learning experience.
While there’s certainly nothing wrong with the majority of public schools in the country, private schools cost more for a reason. If you’re in the position to afford it your children will surely thank you down the road.