Are you looking into educational options for your young child who is about to start school? Do you have an older child who is already in school but you have issues with the local public school system for one reason or another? If so, perhaps you might want to look into the benefits of sending your child to a religious private school in your area. Here are some of the reasons why choosing this type of school might be a good idea for your child and your family as a whole.
You Won't Find Faith-Based Education in Public Schools
If you want your child to respect your faith as they get older, it can help to send them to a school that will provide the same focus on that faith in the classroom that you provide in your household. This is not an option in most public schools. Your local public school might allow students to start their own personal prayer group, but the public school must also ensure that people of all faiths or even people with no faith are equally comfortable at all times, and that means they can't place an emphasis or provide additional resources for any one specific faith over another.
Private Schools Tend to Have Smaller Class Sizes and More Personal Instruction
Beyond the religious implications, sending your child to a private school can also lead to better grades or a better understanding of the material simply because most private schools will have a lower headcount per class when compared with the local public school. Smaller class sizes mean that teachers will be able to take a more personal approach or have additional time for one-on-one tutoring or teaching as students work their way through problems or complex ideas.
Private Religious Schools Tend to Have Strong Communities That Can Assist During the School Year and Provide a Network After Graduation
A private religious school can also provide additional support for students and their families outside of the classroom. Most other parents will have the same beliefs that you do, and it's not uncommon for parents to be involved in running various school events or activities. This close-knit environment may also benefit students after graduation, as they can stay in touch with other students or parents as they go off to college or beyond, and perhaps use the school's network to find additional job opportunities or other pursuits.Share
15 December 2021
I am a mom and a former teacher, and I have chosen to send my children to a Catholic school even though we are not Catholic. My name is Laura, and I hope you will keep an open heart and mind as you discover the reasons for a Catholic education for children of any faith. My kids are getting an amazing education, and Catholic schools today do not cause non-Catholics to feel left out or lacking. If you are interested in a solid education for your children, consider a Catholic school. You may find that it is the perfect choice for your family.