Ask parents with kids in independent schools what they most value about the school, and they almost always say that they love the personal attention their child receives and are delighted that the people at school really know, really "get" their daughter or son. That happens because independent schools are committed to nurturing every child, not just the very best students and the struggling students.
Independent schools understand that, when it comes to education, one size does not fit all. Independent schools understand that the best way to really know every student is to be sure that every student interacts regularly and meaningfully with a variety of adults, on a variety of levels, in a safe and supportive environment. Teachers and administrators and other staff work together to help ensure that every student's needs are being defined and met and that every student's unique gifts are recognized and cultivated.
Independent schools have excellent adviser and counseling programs at all levels, including secondary school placement and college counseling: your child won't fall through any cracks.
"Individual attention is very important. Your child is not going to get lost in the shuffle."
Michelle K., Independent School Parent
I value the partnership with faculty and administration that ensures that all the children have their needs addressed and are well taken care of.
Amy C., Independent School Parent