Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions any parent can make.
As students will spend a large amount of their time in classrooms, these institutions are responsible for the development of so many fundamental aspects of a child’s character. The school environment influences their attitudes, behaviors, and work habits which will travel with them through their life.
Understandably, many parents struggle to decide between enrolling their children in public school vs. private school. While public schools can be a great option for students, there are many reasons why choosing a private school is often a better choice. To help you decide what’s best for your child, we’ve created a list of a few of the many perks of attending private school.
Smaller Class Sizes
Most public schools operate at or beyond capacity. When teachers have too many students, they cannot provide the individualized attention needed to let each child blossom. Notably, smaller class sizes have been proven to positively impact the performance of children of all ages. Because of this, most private schools intentionally keep their class sizes small. This gives teachers the chance to pay closer attention to each student so that they can provide appropriate one-on-one guidance and ensure academic success.
Better Behavior Standards
Private schools have a reputation for producing better behavior in students. In fact, when most parents visit a private school for the first time, they are typically most impressed by how calm and orderly the school environment is compared to public schools. When students are better behaved, there are fewer distractions in the classroom which leads to more engaged students.
Better Academic Programs
Because private schools typically have more demanding graduation requirements than most public schools, more flexible curriculums, and greater access to advanced placement classes, students who attend private schools are overall better equipped for academic success. This is why private school students generally perform higher than public school students on standardized tests, such as the ACT and SAT.
More Student Activities
As public schools grapple with funding disparities, extracurricular activities are usually the first things cut from a school’s curriculum. For obvious reasons, this is not a problem that private schools experience. Private schools offer competitive athletic experiences and enriched club opportunities that students can’t find elsewhere. At private schools, students have plenty of opportunities to hone their athletic skills, discover their talents, and strengthen their faith in the process.
From updated textbooks to access to leading technology, students who attend private school are equipped with superior education resources compared to most public schools. This means that students have access to a curriculum that is kept up to date, while being given all the tools needed to succeed in the classroom. Additionally, the facilities at private schools are often in superior condition. These resources can include the following.
- Music facilities
- Technology labs
- Student lounges
Enroll Your Child for Success
Our mission at Westminster Christian Academy is to assist parents in educating their children by imparting God’s truth to transform society in the present and future generations. As part of our mission, we ensure that Westminster students are fully equipped to lead lives of significance through superior education and transformative opportunities. Visit our website to learn more about Westminster.