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5 Surprising Benefits of Independent Schools

Posted by Ashley Verwoerdt on Dec 13, 2017 12:40:19 PM

Why private school? There are many benefits of independent schools including safety, community, and individual attention. Here are five benefits that you may not know about and may help you determine if independent schools are the right option for your child:

  1. More opportunities for students

At an independent school your child will have the chance to shine – whether it's in clubs, sports, arts, service, or leadership. And it's more than just participation; it's starting a club, leading a team, planning a service project, bringing a speaker to school, or starring in a play. So it's easy for your child to discover his or her personal strengths and abilities. Plus, these opportunities will help your child stand out on college applications.

  1. Parents play an active role

benefits of independent schoolsWant to spend time in your child's classroom, talk to your child's teacher day or night, or meet with advisors or administrators? Special attention is another benefit of an independent school. Your involvement will keep you connected with your child's educational experience.  

  1. Invested teachers

Looking for teachers who know everything about your child? Then you should look at an independent school where the teachers have the opportunity and the autonomy to be fully invested in their students, their classrooms, and their lessons. Plus, they have ample time to plan and collaborate with other teachers – all for the benefit of your child.  

  1. Tailored learning

Small class sizes make a big difference when it comes to individual attention. Whether working in small groups or one-on-one, the teachers really get to know their students so they are able to differentiate effectively and teach to each student. Teachers have the flexibility to create different assignments to excite and engage a variety of learners. 

  1. Students are set up for success

Students in private schools are encouraged to make their academic goals a priority, become their own advocates, take chances, and build relationships with their teachers, coaches, and community. These important skills set up children for success in college and beyond. 

What do you think about these benefits of independent schools? Want to learn more? Schedule a tour and see first-hand how an independent school, like Forsyth Country Day, can be the best fit for your child.

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