The Sad Truth About Public Elementary Schools

The Sad Truth About Public Elementary Schools

With Fairfax County’s school system being touted as one of the best in the country, why is your child not receiving the attention that he or she needs during this critical time of development? Parents may not realize that the stimulation their children experience from preschool through the eighth grade is more profound, impressionable, and lasting than that of high school and college combined! Remember, good is not good enough when your child deserves excellence!

The school year is well under way and what has your child’s experience been like thus far? Is your child lost in a class of approximately 30 students or more? Are there up to four different learning levels in one classroom: AAP? MAINSTREAM? IEP? ESL? Is precious time—time when your child might be inspired to love learning—wasted on preparation for SOL testing? Is too much time being spent on meaningless test prep rather than the development of your child’s fully-realized self? Is your student immersed in an environment where courtesy and civility are not emphasized? Is he or she experiencing a program where handwriting, English grammar, and penmanship have been abandoned? Is your child in a school where budget constraints have drained the program of soul-enriching arts? Has the inspirational exposure to history, math, science, language, poetry, art, music, theater and physical education been diminished? Let’s face it, public schools are overcrowded and continue to lose funding that leads to frustrated teachers, parents, and children; while, on the other hand, private school educators don’t have to sway to the latest educational trends. While many public schools have passionate, caring teachers, they still have to abide by the restrictions imposed by the overwhelming task of educating hundreds of thousands of children with a myriad of needs and limitations. Private school teachers have the luxury of directing valuable instruction time to true learning through the use of creative and inspirational methods. Independent school educators are trained to teach holistically, and are focused on all facets of your child’s development: intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  

Westminster School is committed to graduating students who are the most radiant expressions of their best selves—the selves that they were destined and have every right to become. We are confident in our mission to create outstanding, motivated, successful, creative, innovative leaders of our future. To learn more, order a copy of The 11 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Planning Their Education, or sign up for a visit using the form below.

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