Just why are private schools such popular choices for education these days? The fact is, education has become essential for long-term success, and this starts all the way back in kindergarten and even preschools.
The majority of private schools are pretty small; they have 300 students or fewer. This is a huge selling point, especially when early educaiton is concerned, because the more interaction students have with their teachers only results in better academic performance. You’d be hard-pressed to find too many private high schools that don’t have an honors program, and it’s easy to see, when looking at SAT and ACT scores, that private high school students outperform their peers in public schools.
It’s estimated that private schools in the U.S. today, including private high schools and private elementary schools, provide valuable education to over 5 million students in grades K through 12. This easily sets apart students from their peers later on in life — especially when college is concerned — and it gives them an extra edge in performance.
There’s also a certain culture that is promoted in many private high schools that is very positive — not just in terms of academic performance, but also in regards to student athletes and other extracurricular activities. There’s often a stronger sense of community and acceptance in these schools; even small details are taken into consideration, like requiring that all students wear uniforms to school in order to “level the playing field.” From academic clubs to intramural sports, there are always opportunities to try something new.
And yes, this whole experience does begin when kids are very young! You simply can’t beat the quality education that your children will receive at a private school.