Private Schools have been often considered a school for only those families of wealth and influence in the community. With a reported 33,600 private schools in the United States alone, with an enrollment of over six million students, private schools continue to excel in educational values that were founded by the fore fathers of education over 350 years ago. Teaching leaders of tomorrow while upholding stringent values and traditions of a formal and private education, private schools bring forth a higher level of education to all, regardless of income or social placement within any community.
Private Schools are normally found in grades kindergarten through eighth (8) grade although larger institutions offer education levels of kindergarten through High School at the same location or campus.. Larger institutions of learning may include a lower school through upper school on the same campus without moving to new locations at the beginning of each new school year. Returning students have a definite advantage with the familiarity of all buildings associated with a particular school environment, there-by eliminating the annual anticipation of attending a new school each year. With smaller class sizes, students receive additional attention of teachers furthering a valued learning experience with increased comprehension of course materials.
Private Schools adhere to strict dress codes. Students are required to wear specific clothing which often include skirts and blouse top for girls with appropriate low profile shoes, while boys are required to wear pants with polo tops and black shoes. Colors vary from school to school and are determined by the administrative staff. Those not dressed appropriately are sent home until the proper attire is worn.
Private Schools focus on the education of their students with accelerated courses available taught at college increments. Teaching not only the leaders of tomorrow to become productive members of society, private school students are taught traditional core values, including respect to other class members with a no tolerance policy regarding cheating, bullying or any form of misconduct. Where discipline is conducted by the Head Master or other designated member of the staff, harsh punishment may include suspension and possible permanent expulsion to those that find it hard to abide by the polices previously set forth.
Private Schools do not admit all that apply. Although encouraged to apply, private schools are selective in the students that are admitted based on many factors which include overall attitude and willingness to learn at an accelerated pace, if required. Although often reported, admittance to students is not based on family financial ability moreover on what is of greater value, the student. Financial assistance is available on an as –needed basis.
Private Schools do not discriminate and are ethically, morally and economicallywide-ranging. With over 27 percent (27%) of students of various nationalities, students of low-economic backgrounds are three-four times more likely to achieve a higher degree in a field of their choosing upon reaching twenty years of age. With high moral character instilled, students graduating from private schools continue to uphold traditions.