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"We're so nurtured and well cared for here that I don't ever want to leave. I'm never going to forget how much the teachers care."

Georgia W., Independent School Student

Georgia W., Independent School Student

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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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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

"Everyone is assumed to be capable of achieving their best and that sets in motion a whole set of positive activities, interactions, and experiences that work to make that happen."

Bill H., Independent School Parent

Bill H., Independent School Parent

"We're so nurtured and well cared for here that I don't ever want to leave. I'm never going to forget how much the teachers care."

Georgia W., Independent School Student

Georgia W., Independent School Student

 

"Nurturing also comes from the students themselves. As they move through the school, the class becomes a very close-knit community."

Helen S., Independent School Teacher

Helen S., Independent School Teacher

The school's size provides the opportunity to be known and appreciated for who they are and who they are becoming.

Dean S., Independent School Teacher

Dean S., Independent School Teacher