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What to Know About Private Schools

What to Know About Private Schools
Written by Taline Schmidt

I begged my parents to go to public school because I felt as though I was missing something, but little did I know that I wasn’t missing anything at all.

Many parents will struggle with the decision of sending their kids to public or private school. Often the biggest factor in their decision will be the cost of tuition for a private school education.

So, the questions still remain, “Is the cost of sending my child to a private school worth it?” I personally attended a private school from pre-school until I was in the tenth grade.

I begged my parents to go to public school because I felt as though I was missing something, but little did I know that I wasn’t missing anything at all. In the next few paragraphs, we will talk about how private education is more personalized for your child and more beneficial for your child.

One-on-One

In a private school setting, your child will get more one on one time from the teacher. They will get a more personal education designed around what their special needs are. In a public setting, there are so many children that they often get lost in the shuffle and often can go unnoticed for months.

Most of the time in a private school setting your child will remain in one classroom for the entire day until they get to the high school level. This allows them to connect with their teacher and the teacher to connect with them.

Higher Standard of Education

In a private school your child will most definitely get a higher level of education. Private schools use different curriculums than public schools and private school curriculum will excel your child scholastically. It’s not uncommon for your child to test well above their grade level when they are attending private school.

Every year private and public schools will test their students to see exactly where they are at on an educational level. Private school students typically will test two to three grade levels above the grade they are actually in.

Early Childhood Education

Preschool through the first grade are the most crucial years of a child’s life and education. If they are given a good educational foundation during these few years they can take that foundation and build on it throughout the rest of their lives.

If you aren’t sure if you will be able to send your child to private school through the twelfth grade then consider making a financial plan to send them through the first grade and give them a solid foundation. Schools like Phoenix Academy and Cadence Academy offer early childhood private education that will give your child good solid basics.

The Cost

The deciding factor for most parents when it comes to private education for their child will be the cost. Yes, it does cost money and maybe you won’t be able to get a new car for several years but you will be giving your child such a good education that it will definitely pay off in the end.

Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-AcceptanceAppreciation, and Personal Achievement.

We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have writtenIn that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.

1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.

I’ve accepted that it’s okay to not have the answer to everything. Each day is a learning experience as long as you’re openminded and you ask questions.

2. Appreciation is everything. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?

I appreciate my resilience. If something doesn’t work, I just try a different approach. I never flat out give up on something. Three elements that I’m still working on appreciating are my curiosity, creativity, and courage. it’s not that I don’t like these things about myself, in fact, I love them. I just feel that I take them for granted.

3. Share with us one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.

One of my most rewarding achievements in life is my art. I love that it’s an expression of me yet it impacts other people’s lives as well. A few goals that are still in the works are moving to New York and one day giving a TEDtalk of my own.

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About the author

Taline Schmidt

Taline is a contributing writer for Markitors, a Digital Marketing Company. In her free time, she likes to paint and listen to TEDtalks.

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