An independent private school is entirely separate from the public school that it serves. Also called private schools, private non-government, non-local, privately funded, or privately operated schools, they aren’t regulated by federal, state, or municipal governments. Independent schools can offer classes in most subjects, but usually provide classes in subjects that aren’t offered at public schools in their district.
Many non-profit organizations, such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, offer independent education. They do so for the good of all children, and for the benefit of the world. Independent schools tend to focus on subjects that are important to students at their age and level of maturity. The most common courses taught in independent schools include art, biology, chemistry, English, history, geography, mathematics, physics, reading, and science. These courses are typically taught in smaller groups and classrooms, with a minimal amount of instruction time, and with many students taking more than one class at a time.
Independent schools offer a variety of programs. Depending on the level of education that the children are receiving, they may only offer basic academic courses, which are often elective, and are designed for younger children. Some independent schools offer accelerated courses for the most highly-achieving students, and even have a career center for students who want to further their education after high school. There are even some independent schools that have an entire department dedicated to teaching English, Math, History, and other subjects.
Many private schools are based on a religious background, and most of them teach Christian subjects. Independent schools also tend to be smaller than public schools that are run by government agencies. A private school usually operates in the same building as the public school and may have a special wing for the children of families who are less affluent. In some cases, private school classes may have a different schedule to the public school schedule, and some private schools may even offer online classes.
Private schools may be a good option for many parents. If your children are currently in a public school, there’s no need to worry about how your children will fit into a different social environment, where most children attend public school, and are accustomed to their peers and other students. They can learn how to communicate better with people from their own age group. The curriculum used at private schools may be different and more specialized, which allows each child to learn at their own pace and retain what they learn best.
Private schools also give parents and their children more control over their educational experiences. This gives students more control over their own learning. They have a greater chance to choose how and when they learn, and what courses they learn, rather than just attending what they were forced to learn in their public school.