As parents, we’re all after the same thing. We want to provide the best life that we can for our kids. From the food they eat to the places they spend their time, we all know that the investments we make in their lives today will bear fruit in their lives in the future. We find that the same motivation drives parents to search for the ideal private school for their children.
Education is one of the most powerful tools we can give to our children. It enables them to get good jobs, earn good money, and communicate their value confidently in the marketplace. But we believe that a solid educational background includes more than just academic prowess. It is a compilation of different skills and benefits, all of which we are particularly good at. We’re not the only DeLand private school, but we are the best DeLand private school. If you still haven’t experienced what makes St. Barnabas Episcopal School special, here are just a few of our most beloved characteristics.
1. Academically Rigorous Classrooms
You send your children to school to learn, and here at St. Barnabas, we are committed to working with them to bring out the best in them both in and out of the classroom. Academic rigor is a hallmark of private education. We can achieve a more personalized classroom environment because our teachers are not overloaded with students. Imagine trying to teach a classroom of thirty middle schoolers how to solve a math problem. There’s no way you’d be able to meet each of their specific academic needs simultaneously. In private schools, large classrooms are rarely, if ever, a problem. That means each child in our school is seen and known by their teachers and that we’re better able to meet their needs. Academic rigor is only effective and fair if it considers each child. We are experts at this, and that makes us the best DeLand private school.
2. Engaged Community
Another benefit of private education is the feeling of community that is baked into our culture. Parents know the teachers, and they know each other. The broader our web of community expands, the more support and love we can provide to the children and families who are part of our community. When our community is engaged and active, our children benefit from it. They have access to expertise, connection, and love from an extensive network of teachers, parents, and alumni. The St. Barnabas community is one of our crowning achievements.
3. Centralized Location
Location, location, location! You might be surprised to hear this, but we believe our centralized location is a tremendous asset to our families. Located two blocks from Stetson University and walking distance from downtown DeLand, city hall, and the county seat, our school is close to everything while also nestled into a safe and quiet residential area. We love that our location draws people into the heart of our vibrant city. It’s not uncommon to see groups of St. Barnabas students walking single file with their teachers to one of our many local museums or government buildings. What better way to learn than by taking a stroll outside on a lovely spring day?
4. Values-Based Education
The most important thing we hear about from our families is the necessity of values-based education in this day and age. Parents are nervous about sending their young children into public school environments, where fights and disciplinary issues seem to be the norm. The instinct to protect your young ones from early exposure to mature problems is natural. At St. Barnabas, we not only act as a shield against what the world is selling to our kids, but we also infuse our education with a healthy dose of values. Of course, your children learn all about faith during chapel, but that’s not the end of it. Our shared values are woven through their days. If you’re searching for a safe environment where you can trust that your children are being exposed to the most important values to you, St. Barnabas is the best DeLand private school for you.
You can’t carve out an easy life for your kids. Like the rest of us, they will go through the ups and downs of life. They will experience failure and heartbreak, and those things will make them stronger and wiser. But, there are certain decisions we can each make to help set them up for future success. Choosing the right private school will give your kids the tools they need to succeed in all aspects of their lives. At St. Barnabas Episcopal School, we’re proud to be the best DeLand private school around. Our students and community are all the evidence we need that our brand of private education is meeting students right where they are and guiding them to become the best versions of themselves.
If you’re looking for a place to call your family’s academic home, we’d love to share more with you about our school. Contact our office to learn more.