When deciding on whether public or private school is better for your child there are a few things to consider. Class size, admissions, curriculum and tuition are just a to name a few. As we know, private schools are portrayed to be good if not better for our kids, for a number of reasons. The number one reason private schools are deemed better than public school is because of smaller class sizes. Private schools can afford to keep class sizes small, therefore providing more frequent interaction and attention on the teacher-student level. Also, small classes allow the teachers to have a better sense of who your child is, and what his or her particular strengths or weaknesses are. Due to smaller class sizes, students of private schools aren't afraid to ask questions and participate in class, because they feel comfortable and close to their fellow students and teachers.
Unlike public schools, private schools are not obligated to accept every child, and in many private schools admission can become very competitive. Private schools tend to be more uniform due to the admission and selection process and the type of student that will apply to private school based on its reputation. During admission into public school all that is required is filling out necessary paperwork, a copy of your child's birth certificate, and proof of address. Private schools tend to have much stricter policies to enroll your child. They require such things as: a letter of recommendation from a teacher, a test to see where your child's strength and weaknesses are, and sometimes even a one on one with the child's soon to be teacher. The one on one with the teacher will determine if you child gets along with the teacher and is on the same page as all the other students in the class. As you can see the admission process into private schools is more intense than public schools and may be lengthy, but it's all worth it when you kid can become academically challenged, exposed to a better system and have greater access to teachers.