The Private School Advantage
Many parents are faced with the decision of sending their child to a public school or private school, so let’s take a look at why private schools are a better fit for some students.
Many private schools offer more flexible, project-based learning than traditional public schools, which allows students to learn in their own way and pursue their passions through individualized study plans. This can be beneficial for students who want to learn in a different way than what they're used to at home or even in other classes at school.
Many private high schools offer project-based curriculum that allow students to apply what they learn in real-world situations, which can be especially helpful for students interested in STEM fields. In addition to the extra funding of private schools, many also offer specialized programs for gifted students that provide challenging coursework and environments for their cognitive development. These types of opportunities are not always available in public schools, but they can be extremely beneficial for students, who will have the opportunity to flourish without being bored or frustrated by the pace of their peers' learning.
Private schools promote a sense of community among their students and staff members. This sense of belonging makes it easier to succeed at school; when everyone looks out for each other's well-being, there's less opportunity for bullying or other negative behavior that could negatively impact academic performance down the road. This safe environment for socialization allows students to hone their soft skills.
In the future, soft skills such as communication, problem solving and organization will be more important than ever. These are all learned through play and social interaction; they're not something you can just read in a book or study at school.
Soft skills have become increasingly important in today's workforce because they don't require specific training or knowledge--they're just good habits that anyone can develop over time. If you want to succeed in college or on your first job after graduation (and beyond), it's important to make sure that you're developing these soft skills now so they'll be ready when it comes time for them to be put into practice later on down the line!
Middle- and upper-class students are more likely to attend private schools than low-income students. This disparity is reflected in the fact that, on average, the children of middle- and upper-class families have higher rates of graduation from high school than do those who come from low-income families. In fact, when compared with their counterparts in public schools (who represent roughly 80 percent of all U.S. students), children who attend private schools are less likely to drop out before graduation or fail to meet state standards for academic achievement by eighth grade--and they're more likely to go on to college after high school graduation.
Unlike other private schools, we are about accessibility, not exclusivity; we set our tuition far below the average. The total cost of all four years at the Academy is less than one year of private college tuition.