Often times, private schools are able to offer a wider variety of arts programs than their public school counterparts. Both as part of the everyday curriculum and in the form of after school clubs and activities, private schools like St. Barnabas are able to provide opportunities for students to pursue opportunities for creative expression that may not have otherwise been available to them. Unfortunately, arts programs in public schools across the country are finding themselves underfunded or cancelled altogether. The value of arts education is well documented but is frequently sidetracked in favor of subjects and activities more directly related to test scores.
High Academic Standards
Providing a learning environment that supports your child and allows them to succeed is of paramount importance. By offering challenging curriculum paired with smaller class sizes, your child can experience learning on a deeper level. From the time they enter kindergarten, to when then graduate from 8th grade, your student will be in a positive and supportive environment that will help them to succeed academically.
Educating The Whole Student
Private schools have much more freedom than traditional public schools. This freedom allows them to focus on the many aspects of education that don’t appear on standardized tests. With the ability to influence curriculum decisions and add extra-curriculum programs as the need arises, a private school is able to provide the best possible environment to meet the needs of your student.
The mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual education of your child are all valuable. When these are overlooked, it can result in your child feeling unfulfilled or that their schooling doesn’t matter. At St. Barnabas Episcopal School, we understand that your child’s educational experience sets the foundation for the rest of their lives. By focusing on educating the whole child and supporting your student along their academic journey, we can ensure that they’re being set up for success. Contact us today to learn more.