Tips For Evaluating A Private Elementary School

If you are considering sending your child to a private elementary school, you likely want to make sure that you are making the best choice possible for two reasons. The first is that you want your child to succeed and you therefore want to send him or her to a school that is going to maximize his or her chances of succeeding overall. The second reason is that you want to make sure that all of the money that you are spending on a private elementary school is going to be worth it. Here are some tips for evaluating a private elementary school to make sure that you are making the best decision possible.

1. Ask About Exit Skills

The first thing that you want to do is gather information about what kinds of skills your child is going to need to move on in schools in your area when he or she outgrows the elementary school. Be sure that you are looking at both private and public schools in order to make sure that you will have the maximum amount of options for choosing the next school for your child. Then, check to see that the exit skills that your child will have when he or she graduates from the elementary school will match those skills that are needed for your child to progress smoothly to either another private school or a public school. You don't want the elementary school you choose to stop at single digit multiplication in fifth grade when all of the sixth grades in the area require your child to already know how to divide numbers that have multiple digits by other numbers that have multiple digits because that will put your child behind. Find an elementary school whose exit skills match the middle school entry skills in the area.

2. Ask About Class Sizes

One of the benefits of private schools are the smaller class sizes that allow children to get more personalized attention. This is helpful because it will allow your child, if he or she struggles with certain subjects, to get more help and therefore succeed. Be sure that the class sizes have a student to teacher ratio that you personally think is appropriate. Ask about whether or not the school is planning to drastically expand in the next few years to make sure that those sizes stay consistent.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in private elementary schools like St Anne Catholic School.

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