Five Reasons Why Private School Is Better Than Public School

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There are few years more fulfilling than the first five years of your child’s life. The memories you will make chasing them around the house, running around with them outside, going on adventures and exploring the world will be irreplaceable. However, you also have to use that time to decide where you will send your child to school.

School choice is one of the biggest decisions you will make for your child — and with so many options, it can seem impossible to find the best one. At St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School, we believe that private school is the best route. Today, we’ll look at five reasons why private schools are better than public schools.

Better Funding

This is the biggest difference between public and private schools. On one hand, you will have to pay tuition for your child to receive a private education. However, that tuition is part of the reason why private schools are funded better than public schools.

There are also the added benefits of attending a Catholic school like St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School. Parochial schools are cheaper than other private schools. This makes the financial toll less than most private schools but with similar funding for the schools. Additionally, Florida now offers tuition scholarships for all children regardless of income.

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More Competitive Curriculum

Another major benefit of a private education is the flexibility in the curriculum, which will often lead to more competitive curriculum and testing programs. One of the biggest issues in the public school system is the standardization of education, which doesn’t allow for the same specialization in the curriculum.

Cookie-cutter curricula lead to students who can fill out scantrons the way that they studied for but who can’t apply that knowledge to real-world situations and careers. At St. Cecelia, we want to promote academic excellence. The flexibility that we have from being privately funded allows us to do that. And our academic excellence has been proven. St. Cecelia School is a two-time Blue Ribbon School!

Smaller Classes

Another pitfall of the public school system is the teacher to student ratio, especially in bigger cities. In a private setting, classrooms are much smaller and your student is more likely to have face time with educators than they would in a public school. At St. Cecelia, your student will have less competition for hands-on education opportunities than they would in a public school context.

Parental Involvement

In most private schools, parents are encouraged to be an integral part of their child’s education and participate in school-sponsored activities. This can create a tight-knit community in the school where everyone knows each other and works toward the betterment of all students.

At St. Cecelia School, all parents are part of the Home and School Association and are involved with various school events. This creates a positive support system for all students and encourages them in their academic journey.

College Preparation

Most private schools are more college focused than public schools, offering more AP and college preparatory classes, and higher academic expectations overall. These schools often have more opportunities for leadership and extracurricular activities, and encourage students to go above and beyond expectations.

Private schools often have better resources devoted to preparing their students for college, including planning and counseling services, standardized test preparation classes, and a more extensive network of contacts available.

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Contact Us Today For More Information On Our Private School

We get it. Deciding where to send your child to school is difficult. We want to make that process easier. At St. Cecelia, we exist to help your child exceed, both academically and spiritually, all in a private school context. Give us a call today at (727) 461-1200 or request information online today.

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