Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

A First Look at Private Schools

Published September 2010:

A First Look at Private Schools

Article Overview:

The right school for your child might be a private school.

Whether your child is in preschool, elementary, middle, or high, an ideal time to start researching the idea is the fall the year before you want your child to be enrolled. That is, now! Here are guidelines to begin.

Article Excerpt:

As parents, our concerns for our child’s development never end. From emotional and physical growth to intellectual and spiritual development, we continually research best practices, strategies, and methods to ensure that our children grow up in a healthy, nurturing environment.

And then we ship them off to school.

This academic journey is one of the most influential components of a child’s development. Each parent wants something unique and specialized for his or her child, which is why private schools have continued to thrive throughout the U.S.

According to recent statistics gathered by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), a member organization for independent schools that offers resources for both administrators and parents, students attending private schools receive more one-on-one attention, with a median class size of 16.

“Statistically, private schools tend to do a good job educating academically while preparing students to be strong citizens,” said Myra McGovern, NAIS public information officer.

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– Shannon Philpott


September 21, 2010 - Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , ,

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