Even before your baby was born, did you already plan to someday enroll him or her in a private elementary school? Perhaps you took it a step further and knew that his or her entire education would take place at private schools. Or, the scenario might be different. Maybe your child went to public school, and you were disappointed in things like the curriculum and the class size.
At that time, you might have decided that a private elementary school would be best for your child. No matter the circumstances, from selecting a preparatory elementary private school that teaches Christian values to selecting one where creativity is stressed, here are some ideas that might help you as you plan your child's future learning experiences.
A Christian-Based Private School - It might be that the reason you have chosen to place your child in a private elementary school is that you want the values you are teaching him or her at home to also be taught at school. If that's the case, you might have chosen to place your child in a Christian school. If so, your child will probably have enriched learning that includes science classes that use the Bible as part of their curriculum. For example, your child might learn about animals while reading the account of Noah and the Ark. Perhaps your child will learn geography by studying about the lands where Christ and His disciples walked and lands where missionaries serve today.
An Elementary School For Creativity - Have you considered that a private school will give your child a greater opportunity to be creative? Perhaps you have realized that public schools may have so many children in the class that they have to do mass art projects instead of creating their own. At a private elementary school that encourages creativity, there will more than likely be many opportunities for your child to work with different art materials.
He or she will more than likely be encouraged to write his or her own stories, maybe even making them into books that they illustrate themselves. Music and dance will probably be part of the school day, too. While creativity might be stressed, there will also probably be rules that teach your child courtesy and responsibility. For example, while your child may have access to building his or her creative nature, it will still be important for him or for her to learn to respect other's creativity., even if it is very different from his or her own. That's the whole point, right?