Parents who want to send their kids to school are increasingly choosing private schools. We’ve put together a list of the top benefits of private school education, from smaller class sizes and better teachers to some of the most beautiful grounds and facilities in the education field.
Parents often have a stronger voice in the private school system than in the public school system. Parents and administration usually have an easy way to talk to each other, like when parents and teachers talk to each other regularly, when parents are encouraged to get involved in social events and fundraising campaigns, and so on.
As a parent, you’ll feel more involved in your child’s education and more aware of any problems as they come up. You have the right to speak up for your child and play an essential part in their education.
The best pastoral care
One of the best things about private schools is that they care about their students’ mental, social, physical, and intellectual development. This is called “pastoral care,” and it is a big part of what makes private schools so appealing.
Higher academic standards
Statistics support the idea that private schools push their students to do better in school. The National Center for Education Statistics says that private high schools have stricter graduation requirements than public schools, which means that students have to take more classes to graduate. Because of this, students who graduate from high school do better on tests, have better written, spoken, and math skills, and have more impressive school matriculation.
Small class sizes
There are usually only 12 to 15 students in a class, which is much less than in public schools. Richard Jones, the acting headmaster of Bryanston School in Dorset, says, In smaller classes, the whole group can pay attention together, which is hard to do with 30 kids but much easier with 10 or 15. Most importantly, the teacher can learn a lot more about each child and change how they teach to fit each one.
Strong community spirit
One of the best things about a private school is that it has a strong sense of community and school pride. In order to get into a private school, a student must fill out an application, and many private schools have academic standards that a student must meet. In this way, you can feel proud as soon as you start the application process.
Smaller schools and more ways to get involved help students feel like they belong and are proud of their school. This is also how parents will feel. A survey by the Fraser Institute found that 62% of private school parents think the environment at their child’s school is encouraging, supportive, and caring.
Every Student getting attention
Most private schools are smaller than public schools, so the average class size is smaller. This change is suitable for students in many ways. Most of the time, you’ll feel more comfortable giving your opinion or a best guess in a smaller, more intimate group.
Students and teachers can get to know each other better in a small classroom. This helps the teacher get to know each student better, so they can adjust how they teach to fit. They’ll know what your student is good at and need help with, so they can give more targeted support when needed.
Students can join more than a lot of clubs and activities, including many sports, and music clubs, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCF), and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.