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"Faculty and students see one another in a variety of contexts and we get to know each other in lots of different ways. The way we work with students is both deep and broad."

Tom R., Independent School Teacher

Tom R., Independent School Teacher

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Four Great Reasons

Great Teachers

You remember forever the great teachers, the ones who went out of their way to know you, support you, and encourage you to do things you didn’t think you could do.

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Tremendous Opportunities

At its root, "opportunity" means “favorable wind.”More than anything, you want your children to have opportunities in life.

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Nurturing Every Student

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.

Welcoming Communities

Families go to independent schools not because of an accident of geography, but because they identify with the school's mission, beliefs and dedication to excellence in education.

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Values Added: The Lifelong Returns of an Independent School Education

A report from the National Educa­tional Longitudinal Study funded by the U.S. Department of Education

Nurturing Every Student

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.

For more about independent schools go to the Parents' Guide of the National Association of Independent Schools.

 

See What Independent School Community Members Have to Say

"There's also a nurturing of independence, letting kids develop motivation and self-reliance."

Bonnie W., Independent School Parent

Bonnie W., Independent School Parent

"Everyone's very nurturing, encouraging and supportive; it's a very warm environment."

Roxanne C., Independent School Parent

Roxanne C., Independent School Parent

 

"Each student has an adult who is their go-to person for their social and emotional life and to work with parents."

Leslie B., Independent School Teacher

Leslie B., Independent School Teacher

There's a lot of banter out there about educating the whole child but I think independent schools really do it well. There's an emphasis on social development, athletic development, artistic development.

Rob H, Independent School Teacher

Rob H, Independent School Teacher