Choosing the right school for your child is an important task, but it can be difficult to determine what different types of schools have to offer. Both public and private schools provide children with learning opportunities, but often do so using different subjects and varying methods. Take a closer look at what public and private schools can offer your child to learn more:
- School and Class Sizes
The size of a public school is based on the amount of students in the local area rather than on any regulations within the school. This means that public schools can grow to be incredibly large. Many students find this disconcerting, as it is possible that they will only get to know a small amount of their schoolmates. In addition, public schools tend to have higher student-to-teacher ratios and large class sizes. This not only puts a strain on teachers, but also makes it more difficult for the students to learn. Private schools are able to limit the size of their student bodies and maintain low student-to-teacher ratios, providing a more comfortable environment for both teachers and students.
The curriculum taught in public schools is mandated and regulated by the federal, state, and local government. A private school is able to offer a unique curriculum that has been designed by the school’s officials and teachers. This provides your child with the chance to learn about subjects that may not be taught in public schools, such as nature studies and experimental arts.
Public schools are funded by governmental agencies, which can sometimes make it difficult for school officials to acquire and maintain facilities such as modern computer labs and gymnasiums. Private schools are funded by the students’ parents, providing school officials with more flexibility in determining how money is spent. Oftentimes, private schools can offer the most advanced and diverse facilities.
At Starwood Montessori, we follow the Montessori philosophy for education and offer a unique curriculum that is tailored to each student’s needs. To learn more, call our Frisco school today at (972) 712-8080.