The design of a private school is very different from the design of public schools. Private schools are not regulated by the state in the same way as public schools. This difference provides the administration and teachers in private programs with a lot of freedom and flexibility. Private schools can focus on a certain philosophy or method of education while public schools must focus on complying with state educational mandates. The extra freedom and flexibility that private schools enjoy can provide your child with opportunities such as access to individualized learning plans, enrichment programs, and language immersion programs.
Individualized learning plans
The smaller size of private school classrooms provides your child with the opportunity to have an individualized learning plan. A small student to teacher ratio allows the teacher to observe each student individually. This observation helps the teacher understand where your child is academically and developmentally. With that important information, the teacher can develop a learning plan that aligns with your child’s needs and interests. The design of the private school classroom will give your student the opportunity to learn at the right pace. This pace makes the teaching and learning process go more smoothly and be more enjoyable for everyone involved.
Private schools also have the flexibility to add in enrichment programs that align with their educational philosophy and provide benefits to the students. The red tape that public school employees must go through to add new programs simply does not exist in private programs. Your child will benefit from this flexibility by being exposed to the unique enrichment programs available in private school.
Many private schools provide the unique opportunity of language immersion programs to students. In these programs, students are exposed to another language at a level that does not happen in a traditional classroom setting. Language immersion programs are a way to help students learn more quickly and understand the language more fully. The Dublin campus of Fountainhead Montessori offers language immersion in Mandarin and Spanish for children ranging in age from 3-6 years old. You can learn more about the design of a language immersion program - and the unique opportunity it affords your child – by scheduling a time to observe a class.
A private school can provide your child with many unique opportunities. It is important to remember that every private school is different because they are not regulated in the same way as public programs. This difference means that the type and number of opportunities your child will receive in private school will vary because each school is unique. Take the time to explore the design and available programs of any private school you are considering to ensure that your child receives all of the unique opportunities a private education can offer.