Many communities offer a variety of educational options within driving distance, including public, charter, faith-based and independent (private) schools. Knowing what separates independent schools from other schools can help when selecting the best match between a child's unique strengths and a school's mission and culture.
Below are four reasons that an independent school should be on your consideration list.
- Robust and Well-Rounded Curriculum
Independent schools are known for their emphasis on academic achievement in core subject areas as well as the development of important skills such as: research, collaboration, problem solving and writing.
In addition, independent schools emphasize the importance of a well-rounded education. They offer a broad range of visual and performing arts, language options, extracurricular clubs, physical education, interscholastic athletic programs, community service and leadership...