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How To Help Your Child Prepare For A School Visit

Posted by Lydia Martin on Dec 8, 2017 2:30:09 PM

Choosing a school for your child is, undoubtedly, one of the most stressful parts of being a parent. You want to find a school that will challenge your child academically, help them grow socially and emotionally, and, ultimately, set them up for a fulfilling life.

But it’s also important for parents to realize that finding a school is stressful for the child as well. Your child, especially if they are older, is worrying about all of the same things that you are—their future, their academics—but also different things. Will they make new friends? Will they stay in touch with old friends? Will they be accepted for who they are? Will they make you proud?

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How Friends’ Central Nursery Program Teaches Children to Respect Themselves and Each Other

Posted by Tuesday Vanstory on Nov 30, 2017 9:21:00 AM

Wouldn’t it be great if all children felt valued and accepted, and learned to value and accept others despite their differences? If they learned to listen to one’s own voice and listen to the voices of others? If they were taught to identify, accept, and regulate one’s own impulses and emotions, and to exercise self-control?

What if they were mindful of the impact of one’s behavior on others, learned empathy, understood and practiced love, and were taught to make a choice to do good?

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4 Questions to Ask Before Enrolling Your Child in an Independent School

Posted by William Kennedy on Nov 21, 2017 4:30:04 PM

If you are in the process of selecting a school for your child to attend, then you are undoubtedly asking a lot of questions—of both yourself and the schools that you are considering. These might include things like:

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How to Get the Most out of an Independent School Campus Tour

Posted by Lydia Martin on Nov 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Choosing the school that your child is ultimately going to attend can be a nerve-wracking experience. The school you pick for your children will be the place they spend most of their waking hours. The culture and the curriculum are sure to have a big impact on them, and you want to make sure that you’re making the right choice!

While it might be easy to narrow down your options to a certain type of school—say, an independent school over a public school—directly comparing your options within a specific category can be overwhelming.

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Top 10 Reasons to Consider An Independent School

Posted by Lydia Martin on Oct 30, 2017 8:30:00 AM

If you are a parent, then you understand just how important it is to make sure you are choosing the right education for your child. Whether that means attending a public, private, or independent school will of course vary from student to student and family to family, because no one option will work for everyone.

That said, attending an independent school might be just what your child needs in order to bloom into an intelligent, confident leader in today’s world. Below, we discuss what we believe are the 10 most important reasons that you should consider an independent school education for your child.

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