About Independent Schools
What are independent schools?
Each independent school has a unique mission, a board of trustees, and a self-defined admissions process. The schools are also distinct from public schools, charter schools, and parochial schools in their funding structures; they are largely dependent on tuition payments and charitable contributions, rather than government or church funds.
Why choose an independent school?
Independent school programming, which ranges from preschool through high school, offers a range of benefits for students and their families.
_ Independent schools operate without state mandates on curriculum and testing, a freedom that positions them to create personalized experiences for their students' strengths and needs.
_ Individualized instruction is also facilitated by independent schools' small class sizes and low student-teacher ratios, which allow for deeper analyses, engagement, and connectivity.
_ Teachers at independent schools are highly qualified, and generally teach in their respective areas of expertise.
_ Independent schools nurture a lifelong love of academic learning, but similarly focus on the development of each student's social consciousness, leadership skills, artistic capacities, athleticism, and more. An independent education is an education for the whole child.
_ Independent schools range in their philosophical approaches, ensuring that one will suit each and every type of student.
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