Why Choose A Private School

As a parent, you want your son to have the opportunities he needs to find success and happiness in life. Making sure he receives the best education available is the first step towards reaching this goal. So, what separates a private school from a public school? Why would you choose one over the other? Here are a few reasons why parents decided to send their children private schools:

Smaller Classes

Smaller class sizes offer several advantages for students and teachers. At private schools, providing students with more individualized instruction is possible due to smaller classes. Here are a few more benefits of having small classes:

  • Teachers have more one-on-one time with students so they know more than just their name and grades. They can develop a deeper understanding of each students’ academic needs so they can customize their instruction style for their students.
  • Students have more opportunities to participate in classroom discussions, athletics, music and art programs, and other extracurricular activities. At Kiski, for example, all students are required to participate in sports and clubs outside of the classroom.
  • With smaller classes, instructors can focus on teaching instead of keeping track of a large group of unruly students. Discipline is an inherent characteristic at private schools and students quickly learn that disruptive behavior isn’t acceptable.

A Learning Environment Tailored To Your Son

When children are young they’re eager and excited to learn. Then, when they reach high school, it suddenly becomes uncool to care about your education. This isn’t true at private schools. At schools like The Kiski School, it’s cool to be smart and to want to succeed. Students are encouraged and excited by learning opportunities through classroom and school wide friendly competitions. This helps ensure that students are engaged at every step of the learning process. Students who are more engaged with their education have more fun learning. Private schools are able to foster a better learning environment where students can study and earn good grades without being ridiculed as a nerd.

The culture and environment at private schools will allow your son to learn his own way and enjoy his education. If you’re still not sure whether a private school environment is right for your family, schedule a visit! You can contact us to learn more about what The Kiski School has to offer.
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Established in 1888, The Kiski School is one of the oldest, independent, all-boys, college preparatory boarding schools in Pennsylvania and the United States.  Home to 200 boys, Kiski offers an academically rigorous curriculum that includes Advanced and Honors courses, 12 varsity sports, and a community that allows boys to thrive through project-based learning and self-discovery. Kiski's beautiful, 350-acre campus is located in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.

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