Going Beyond Academics: The Value of Christian Private School
People often ask why they should consider Christian private school. Maybe they have a good public school in their district. Maybe they are concerned about the academic requirements. Maybe they are worried about finances. What is comes down to is that the value of a Christian private school is just that, values. A Christian private school combines morals and spiritually with an excellent all-around academic education.
SHARING CORE VALUES
At a Christian private academy, God is not spoken about lightly. His word is taught in class, in extra-curricular activities, with art and music, and throughout the day. In private school, God is explored in all academic paths, from literature to science. Students are encouraged to develop their personal faith and discover God’s plan. They will learn that in every area of life, God is present. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to find this focus on God in public school.
There are thousands of great teachers throughout the country, but when you attend a private school, you know you are getting the best of the best. The majority of private, Christian educators have a passion for God and a love for their students. Teachers are by far one of the most influential people in your child’s life, and having the same values taught at school as they are taught at home will only be a positive factor in their growth.
READY FOR COLLEGE
Christian private schools frequently out-perform the public schools, offering a robust curriculum and scoring higher on standardized tests scores. Not only does private Christian education provide competitive academics, but it also offers a variety of after-school activities, clubs, and mission trips. Just as teachers are able to provide more individualized attention, school counselors are available to help students make the best decision when picking a college. These academies are designed to build both intellect and character that will lead into college years and beyond.
A LOVING ENVIRONMENT
Unlike public schools which struggle with over-enrollment and large class sizes, private schools are smaller and more family-like. Teachers and students trust each other and teachers are able to spend more time one-on-one with students, greatly benefiting them academically and personally. Students know and interact with the children in other grades. There is respect and love for one another as faculty and pupils alike grow and flourish year after year.
SAFETY IS A PRIORITY
Security is important for most schools, but at a Christian private school, you know that not only is your child protected physically, but emotionally, and spiritually. Students are allowed to grow in a loving and safe environment, as bullying and other harassments are not tolerated. When children are nurtured and provided for, they are less likely to rebel, give in to peer pressure, abuse drugs or alcohol, participate in vandalism, or conduct acts of violence.
Watching you child grow, not only academically but spiritually, makes the small sacrifices worth it. It may take a little bit more effort, but the benefits and value of a Christian education, both short term and later in life, will have a lasting effect on you, your child, and your entire family.