The Best Middle Schools in the Country Offer a Safe Environment for Young Students
It has been a very big three days!
Three days that have been both a whirlwind and wonderful!
Your oldest son, a senior in high school, played in pep band for for the girls basketball team at state tournament and then flew out for a college visit and music audition at his first school of choice. He nailed the audition, the music department loved him in the interview, and gave him an on the spot invitation to join their program in the fall. You also had a chance to visit with your aunt and three dear childhood friends who have offered to be his safety net and surrogate moms for him. Truth be told, this aunt and friends may also need to be a mother to you as you deal with your oldest going to college more than 20 hours a way from home. The fact that you flew right back for your son’s last show choir performance in finals served as one more reminder of how empty your house and your days will be when he leaves for school.
The days of private education during elementary school seem to have been worth the effort and the money, and now you are faced with making the transition to digital textbooks, college course registration, and schedules for college music performances and recitals.
Digital Textbooks and Other Technologies Are a Part of Many Private School Educations
From private elementary schools to private high schools, many parents feel like they need to provide these settings for their children. With the use of personal tablets and other kinds of technologies, many private schools are able to provide their students opportunities that can help them for the rest of their lives.
Consider some of these statistics about the educational choices that many parents make:
- 25% of all U.S. schools are private schools.
- 2.63 million students were enrolled in private elementary schools in America in the year 2016.
- 21% of public school teachers report that student apathy is a problem in their school. On the other hand though, only 4% of private school teachers report that apathy has a problem.
- 34,600 private schools offered kindergarten or higher grades as of the fall 2015.
- 24% of public school teachers report that lack of parental involvement is a problem in their school, while a mere 3% of private school teachers report that lack of parental involvement is a problem.
- 95% of non-parochial private high school graduates go on to four-year postsecondary institutions. This compares to 49% of public school graduates going on to postsecondary institutions.
Finding the right school for children is a priority of many parents and families. In the parts of the country where the public schools suffer, private schools are an important part of the decisions that many families need to make. Digital textbooks and other advantages can help families make the most of any educational setting.