Different types of private school education

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What are different types of private school education? There are many choices these days in types of education. For example, there is the traditional school. There is the progressive school and there´s everything in between. And everything in between can be a school for gifted children, a school that focuses on a special subject like arts or sciences or both, a school that caters to a particular population like a certain kind of philosophy like a Waldorf school for example or a Regio inspired school. It´s always a good idea to apply the are these my people criteria when you take a look around and you are touring a school. You really want to know that these are people that you are going to want to spend time with, you are going to want to join committees and you are going to want to feel perfectly comfortable sending your child to their house and inviting their children to your house because that is also part of what school is about. The other thing is to see whether the school has a very structured curriculum and a very structured school day and whether your child, in your opinion, will respond well to that or not. If you are a loosely structured family and you think all their structure is going to come from the school day, there is going to be a disconnect for your child there. So you might want to rethink that. If you are used to a very traditional lifestyle and your children are suddenly thrust into a progressive school because you want to give them exposure to the arts, let´s say, there will be a real disconnect there. So you have to see who is the child, what kind of style of education do you think they will respond to, does the school fit your family, does it fit your overall needs, and those are some of the questions you can ask yourself when you are looking at types of private schools.

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Sandy Eiges, M.S.W., is the founder of L.A. School Scout™ LLC, the top city-wide admissions consulting company for preschool through college. She is not only knowledgeable about private and parochial schools, K-12, including boarding schools, but she is also an expert in explaining and navigating the myriad public school options as well. She has been interviewed for Spectrum News, Beyond the Brochure, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and is the school admissions expert on the website Kids in the House. Sandy is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). For the past 15 years Sandy’s company, L.A. School Scout™ LLC, has helped parents with the planning and admissions process for preschool, elementary school, middle, high school and college for their children

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