Choosing where to send your child to school might be one of the most important decisions you make. The early school years will set your child on a path that will shape his or her course later in life, so before you select your child’s school, do some research. A strong foundation will provide an advantage that lasts a lifetime. If you have ever considered a private school for your child, then you probably already know the benefits of a private school education. If not, then read Five Reasons to Choose a Private School in Memphis and Five More Reasons to Choose a Private School in Memphis. If that isn’t enough, here are even five more reasons to choose a private school in Memphis:
In private schools, a strong sense of community is instilled at an early age. Parents help other parents; kids help other kids; and a strong alumni base is always looking to share in the responsibility of teaching and raising students. Many teachers and parents at private schools will tell you, “It feels like a big family, here.” Former students will tell you that some of the friendships they formed early on in private schools last many years beyond graduation.
Research shows that kids who attend private schools at an early age are well-equipped and better prepared to enter college and the workforce.
By necessity, public schools are inclusive and offer a “one-size-fits-all” style of teaching to accommodate male and female students. However, boys and girls learn in different ways. Private schools —single-sex schools in particular— have the freedom to provide a learning environment that meets specific needs. In Memphis, the value of single-sex education is apparent by the sheer number of all-boys and all-girls schools that exist in the area.
Because private schools are not limited to the same budget constraints as most public schools, funds can be allocated to ensure a clean, safe environment. For example, a nurse who is trained and capable of administering medications or first aid might be on staff. Also, private schools are able to accommodate most dietary requirements.
Parents rest easier when children are in an environment that is safe and secure. The nature of a private school, with a well-trained staff and a smaller teacher-to-student ratio, creates a family environment where students feel relaxed and able to focus on their studies. Additionally, one or more private security officers might be on campus. In addition to providing a reassuring presence, these officers are typically trained to keep students safe in emergency situations such as natural disasters.
Whether you are considering a public or a private school, take some time and think about what you want to your child to get out of his or her education. Make a list of what you are looking for. Your child’s education is important. Find the best school for your child’s needs — and your entire family’s. Your child’s education is important. Find the best choice for your family’s needs.
Need more reasons? Here are Five Reasons to Choose a Private School in Memphis and Five More Reasons to Choose a Private School in Memphis.
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Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade for almost 75 years.
With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.