School should be a place where your child is happy, productive and eager to explore. In view of that, as a parent, how do you find the best learning environment to positively impact your child?
With so many options ranging from Montessori to public, independent and boarding schools, how do you choose?
The curriculum, learning approach, educational demands, and level of nurturing in each of these types of schools are unique. These programs should reflect your family’s values and match your child’s distinctive skills, interests, talents and character. Selecting the best school for your child means finding the right learning environment that will not only allow your child to flourish, but will also encourage a love of learning.
When it’s time to decide which school offers the best program for your child’s needs, an educational consultant can provide the targeted expertise to help you make these important decisions. Barbara Leventhal not only has the experience to pinpoint key issues that can affect your child, but she also provides guidance with an empathetic approach. She has an extensive knowledge of local and national schools as well as unique educational programs, allowing her to help your family find the best academic match for your child.
Each is mission specific and the student-teacher ratio and services vary from school to school. Options include: public, magnet, parochial, and independent day schools.
Many students thrive with the small classes, personal attention, engaging extracurricular activities and structured study schedule available in boarding schools.
A break usually taken between high school and college that can include: a PG year at a boarding school, traveling, doing an internship, studying abroad, volunteering or doing research.
According to The Association for Boarding Schools, 78% of boarding school students said they were well prepared for college compared with 36% of independent day students and 23% of public school students.