Why Private School
- Chewonki Semester School
- Coastal Studies for Girls
- The Conserve School
- The Island School
- The Mountain School Program Of Milton Academy
- The Outdoor Academy of the Southern Appalachians
- The Oxbow School
- The Rocky Mountain Semester
- The School for Ethics and Global Leadership
- Swiss Semester
- The Woolman Semester At Sierra Friends Center
- Bank Street College of Education
- Buxton School
- The Calhoun School
- The Children's Community School
- The Children's School of Oak Park
- The City and Country School
- Dalton School
- Foundations School Community
- Friends Community School
- Greenwood Friends School
- The Little Red Schoolhouse and Elisabeth Irwin High School
- The Little School
- The Manhattan Country School
- The Miquon School
- Oak Lane Day School
- Oakwood School
- Our Community School
- The Park School of Baltimore
- The Park School of Buffalo
- The Philadelphia School
- Presidio Hill School
- The Putney School
- San Roque School
- The School in Rose Valley
- Sequoyah School
- St. Francis School
- Westland School
- Windrush School
- Wingra School
Educating the young has been a mission of the Roman Catholic Church for as long as anybody can remember. While curricula and teaching methods have changed dramatically over the years, one thing is immutable: these schools do a great job educating their students as evidenced by the very high percentage of their graduates who go on to colleges and universities all over the country, indeed, around the world. With many other boarding schools charging $55,000-65,000 for their services, these boarding schools offer good value as such things go. A couple of schools are single sex schools. The rest are co-educational institutions.
Roman Catholic orders such as the Jesuits or Salesians which specialize in teaching run many of these schools. The standards are high. Most schools have uniform or dress codes. Core values are also taught together with plenty of instruction in the Catholic faith. These Catholic schools produce graduates whose solid spiritual and academic foundations anchor them for advancement in later life.
Check out the profiles of these schools. Many of them also take day students, so if you live in the area, you can have the best of both worlds.
Canterbury School, New Milford, CT
"The Canterbury experience is a rich one for both boarding and day students, and the community is made more diverse by students from around the globe. Through an active community service program our students and faculty are constantly involved in serving others outside the Canterbury community."
Private schools have terms and a language all their own. Similar to most affinity groups, this jargon is second nature to the insiders. Some of the terms which you will encounter have been passed down through the centuries. They come to us from England and other European countries where private or public schools, as they call them, have been around for centuries. That's why you will see words on this list which you will recognize with meanings that you weren't expecting.
Here are some of the more common terms you are likely to encounter as you explore private schools.
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is what ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) used to be called.
Here's what WebMed has to say: "ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition with symptoms such as inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. The symptoms differ from person to person. ADHD was formerly called ADD, or attention deficit disorder. Both children and adults can have ADHD, but the symptoms always begin in childhood. Adults with ADHD may have trouble managing time, being organized, setting goals, and holding down a job."
If your child exhibits any signs of ADHD, you should have him evaluated thoroughly and professionally. The syndrome is generally treatable. Several private schools specialize in teaching boys and girls with ADHD.
Crew is the ancient sport of rowing. Rowing in shells is very popular in many private schools. Crew is offered in the fall and spring. Schools participate in regional and international competitions called regattas. Events like