It has been an anxious six months. But instead of stressing any more about the proposed budget cuts to the state public school funding, you decided to jump ship. After spending all of your school days in a public school classrooms, you have decided that the current administration in Washington, D.C. is simply too unpredictable and that you can no longer take the chance of putting your child in an underfunded building with teachers with little to no experience. Instead, you and your husband have signed your two children up for private schools in the area. Your young son will be at an elementary and your teenage daughter will be in a high school, both private schools that have come highly recommended by good friends.
You initially feared that your older daughter might rebel, but after visiting the school and seeing the small class sizes as well as the meeting with some of the teachers, she is totally onboard. Your son is even going to attend a summer camp with some of his future classmates, so you anticipate that he will also make a great transition.
Finding a Good Preschool or Kindergarten Is in the Minds of Many as Parents Anticipate the Upcoming School Year
Whether you are a new parent of a kindergartener or you are preparing to send your teenager off to high school, the decision about where your children attend classes is very important. In the turbulent times of the new Presidential administration, more and more families are looking at the benefits of sending their children to private schools.
- More than five million American youngsters attend some kind of prekindergarten program on any given day.
- 30% of the America’s three and four year olds are enrolled in private childcare centers and preschools.
- 36% of of private schools averaged a student to teacher ratio of 10 to one or lower. This compares to only 10% public schools achieving this 10 to one ratio.
- 80% of the children in America who attend private schools attend religiously-affiliated schools.
- 24% of the nation’s schools are private and these private institutions enroll 10% of all PK-12 students throughout the country.
- The 30,861 private schools in the U.S. serve 5.3 million PK-12 students.