The Benefits of an All Girls School
Schooling is very important for any child of any age, but the public school system has failed us in more ways than one. Whether it is a budgetary issue, or an issue with other children present in the learning environment, there are serious problems. For example, did you know that according to the NAEP in 2011, two out of three eight graders cannot read proficiently, and nearly two thirds scored below proficient in math? The numbers are not only disturbing, they are depressing. The obvious solution would be to ‘fix’ public schooling, but if you are a parent, then you are already familiar with what an insurmountable task that actually is. That being the case, it would be a good idea to consider an alternative, such as girls boarding schools. The first thing you might think when we mention this, is why you would want to consider a segregated school. After all, doesn’t that cut off half of the peer group for your child? It is a legitimate concern, but we can assure you that the educational opportunity makes up for it.
How an All Girls Boarding School Helps Education
There are countless benefits that can be associated with using an all girls boarding school, aside from the obvious departure from the norm that is called public schooling. First of all, by ceasing to mix gender, we eliminate many of the distractions that are present in public schools. Rather than worrying about romantic entanglements or other distractions, the students will be focused solely on their education, and as a result, they will strive to do their best in their studies, thus better preparing them for the challenges that will present themselves in the real world to come. In addition to that, school uniforms will eliminate the need for clothes shopping at the beginning of the school year, as well as eliminate fashion related competition at the school proper.
A Better Funded Experience
To say that boarding schools like ours are better funded would be an understatement. As a privately funded school, there are always resources available to help the children with whatever they happen to need. What does this mean exactly? It means better books, it means better teachers, and it means a better learning environment overall. That being said, this is one educational opportunity that no one, especially your own children, should want to miss out on. A boarding school for girls will have far more amenities than a standard government funded public school. This means more after-school activities more extra-curricular, and in our case, an equine therapy program for those who are interested in horsemanship.
At a public school, the focus seems to be on getting the students in and out as quickly as possible, and with the salary that teachers are paid, and the common core standards that they are held to, one can hardly be surprised that they are no longer invested in the future of the children. Our school, on the other hand, provides quality education and our educators will go the extra mile to make sure that the children are properly educated on all important aspects. For this reason, many of our students excel, and will obviously go on to lead quality lives after their schooling here ends.
The Troubled Girl Myth
Society is quick to judge children, or girls in particular, based on the behavior that they exhibit. Sometimes that is a fair assumption, but it is our belief that such girls do not need to find themselves detained in juvenile detention, or holding only minimum wage jobs for the rest of their lives once they graduate from school. Instead of promoting the cold stereotypes we strive to understand just why these girls are troubled and what is responsible for their behavior. No one wakes up in the morning with the goal of upsetting as many people around them as they possibly can.
We understand that, and we know that getting to the bottom of the reasoning for such behavior is critical. Generally, this happens simply because a girl is not nearly challenged enough in her academics, or because she is frustrated by the obvious lack of caring from the staff around her. Either way, it is apparent that something needs to change, and our all girls boarding school is the one to facilitate that change for you. That being said, now would be a great time to take a look at our admissions process and ask yourself whether or not your child would benefit from a more personalized education.
Here we understand that every child is different, and that they will require a different approach to their education if they are to be successful in the future. If you are ready and prepared to make an investment in the future of your child, then you are more than ready to contact us and request our information packet. It won’t be long before you have the information you need, and your child is ready to participate in what could be the greatest educational opportunity of her lifetime. Start looking over our website now, contact us if you have any question, and give your child the advantage she needs.