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5 Benefits of a Private School Education

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As a parent, you have choices about your child’s education. Considering the benefits of a private school opens up more opportunities and options. Every student is unique. While some may flourish in a public school environment, for others the customized approach and smaller class sizes of a private school may be the perfect fit.

What are the benefits of choosing a private school? Let’s delve into the reasons many parents are deciding a private school education is the best choice for their middle and high school students.


1. Individualized Attention

In general, private schools offer a much lower student teacher ratio, meaning your teenager gets more individual attention in the classroom. At Lydian Academy, one-on-one classes give young people the opportunity to learn at their own pace and in the style that suits them best. 

Building strong relationships with talented and empowering faculty members can help students learn with the confidence and customized curriculum that they deserve. Every individual has a unique set of strengths and challenges, which can benefit from an individualized private school education.


2. Expanded Resources, Equipment, and Facilities

Another one of the benefits of private schooling for students is access to additional resources, technology, and learning facilities. 

With wise management of their budgets, private schools typically offer:

  • An extensive and up-to-date online library for staff, students, and parents to use for academic research and personal development
  • Access to computers, laptops, and tablets, as well as video conferencing and online learning platforms complete with technical support to help students and parents with any issues
  • Modern campuses, with all the amenities that promote a well-rounded education, academic success, and social activities with peers


3. College Prep and ECHS

Happy teacher at desk talking to adult education studentsPrivate schools have a high proportion of their students go on to higher education, gaining acceptance at prestigious colleges and universities. Students can also participate in Early College High School or ECHS.

The ECHS program allows students to take community college classes as part of their high school coursework. These courses are weighted the same as high school AP courses and offer these additional advantages:

  • Increased engagement for responsible, mature students who want more advanced learning opportunities
  • Familiarity with college-level teaching techniques and expectations, leading to a smoother transition after high school
  • Building an impressive high school transcript to gain admission to the best colleges and universities
  • The ability to apply UC-transferable credits and save money on both private school and college tuition


4. Counseling and Networking to Support Student Goals

Private school graduates are uniquely prepared to achieve their life goals. Career counselors can focus specifically on your young person and help them work toward their dreams through curriculum, a network of alumni in all walks of life, and the opportunity to participate in internships and travel programs.

A diploma from a reputable private school will open doors to the top universities in the United States and around the world, allowing your child to follow their dreams of higher education or even an international baccalaureate degree. Many highly respected and successful individuals attended private school and are happy to help new graduates launch a meaningful career.


5. Flexible and Attentive Private School Teachers and Staff

As a parent paying tuition to a private school, you may find that teachers and staff are more available to discuss any concerns or suggestions you may have. Schooling for your child may be year round and allow flexible start dates, online learning, and tutoring.

Frequent assessments and communication with parents about their child’s progress allow for faster responses to unexpected challenges or life situations. Test results are used to decide where a student’s needs have not been met, and course correction is possible at any time. Parents can meet and network together for social activities and to boost their school with field trips and fundraisers.


Choosing Between Public Schools and Private Schools

Choosing a private school might allow your child to make the most of their school years and provide a springboard for career connections and achieving their life goals. The best student ratio may be a one-on-one learning environment that is fully focused on the learner’s success.

Lydian Academy offers year-round private schooling in Menlo Park, CA and Burlingame, CA that is comprehensive and customized to each student’s needs. We have been provided an unrivaled educational experience since 2006, and we offer NCAA-eligible and UC-approved courses. Lydian is fully accredited and focused on every student’s unique abilities and path to success.Contact us today to find out more about this innovative private school and our commitment to supporting every child’s growth and educational opportunities. Visit a virtual open house to hear the stories of faculty and graduates and ask questions about enrolling your middle or high school student today.

We offer a unique year-round one-on-one learning experience, personalized to you and your schedule.

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