By now, you’re all well into your new summer schedules and enjoying every moment of free time you can soak up with your kids! Whether you’re a working parent or spend the summer home with your family, we can all attest to the excitement that bubbles up this time of year as families spend more time soaking up the summer sun and a little less time in their everyday routines. But, as much as we all want to let go of our responsibilities and relax into the coming weeks, there are some essential things you need to consider when it comes to your kids’ upcoming school year.
Don’t Forget To Be Proactive
Do you have questions about enrolling your children at St. Barnabas School? We have answers! As they say, the early bird catches the worm, or in this case, the proactive parent gets their child a place in our 2022-2023 class! While school is out for students and teachers, our administrative staff are still in the office and ready to answer your questions. No matter what you have on your mind, we urge parents to act quickly to secure a spot for their kids.
Determine Whether Private School Is Right For You
Some parents are sure they want to send their children to private school, while others need to consider the decision seriously. We think you should know some important things about the private education provided at St Barnabas Episcopal School.
- Spiritual life is a significant part of what we do at St. Barnabas. Not only do students participate in a chapel service each week, but our faith practices are woven throughout each day. If faith is a central part of your family culture (or if you’d like it to be), a private school like St. Barnabas is an excellent environment to help your children develop spiritually and academically.
- In addition to our commitment to faith, we are also committed to building strong communities. We invest in the community we’re building within the walls of our school and the greater DeLand community. St. Barnabas is an excellent place if you want to be more than just a number on our rolls. If you want your children to feel like members of an educational family, you’ve found the right place.
- A significant downside to public education is large class sizes that hinder the teachers’ ability to do their job effectively. This is no fault of the teachers but a problem within the system itself. At St. Barnabas, we have the liberty of operating outside of that system, meaning that all of our students benefit from small classes and the focused attention of their teachers.
- One of the many benefits of small classes is the phenomenon often referred to as individualized education. When a teacher is stretched to their limit managing the educational and behavioral needs of dozens of students simultaneously, no one is getting exactly what they need. But, in small class environments, teachers have the freedom to cater to each child’s needs. Most students excel in some areas and struggle in others. Individualized education enables teachers to meet your child exactly where they are to ensure they get the best education possible.
Enroll ASAP Before Classes Fill Up
The last and possibly the most important thing you need to know about St. Barnabas is that our classes fill up, and if you want your child to join our upcoming class, there is no time to waste! We urge parents to take a little time to think and consider their children’s educational needs, and when you’re ready, take action quickly.
We thank you for considering St. Barnabas Episcopal School for the 2022-2023 academic year. Hopefully, this list will help you make the best choice for your family. If you have further questions, contact our office anytime at 386-734-3005