Why More Families Are Enrolling Children in Private Elementary Schools


Parents want the best for their children. From a young age, parents want to ensure that they are providing for their kids. One of the foremost ways that parents often provide for their children is through education.

Not all education systems are the same, though. For a parent considering enrolling their children into a school system, the easiest option may be to consider their local public school system. However, compared to private schools, public schools don’t compare:

  • While only 49% of public school graduates enroll in four-year collegiate/university institutions, 95% of private high school graduates do
  • While the average SAT score for public school students is 1060, the average for private school students is 1235
  • While 22% of public school counselors spend their time on college-related counseling, 55% of private school counselors spend their time on this
  • While 21% of public school teachers stated that student apathy is a problem, only 4% of private school teachers reported this as a problem
  • While 24% of public school teachers reported parental involvement as an issue, only 3% of private school teachers reported such issues

If you, as a parent, are seeking out the best ways that you can provide for your children, you should consider enrolling them in private schools.

While we tend to think of private schools as those of the high school and middle school level, there are options for private schools at all ages. For younger children, there are options for private kindergarten programs, summer camps, day camps, and day schools. Statistics show that nearly 2.63 million students were already enrolled in private elementary school programs in just 2016, and that 87% of American five-year-olds were enrolled in some preprimary program in 2015.

While you might be questioning why these prep schools — day camp, summer fine arts camp, private elementary program — are good for your child, the primary reason is that they allow for an advantage over children not enrolled in such programs. The benefit of preprimary schools is that it seeks to better childhood development, whether emotional to social, educational to mental. By effectively monitoring your child’s development, these programs teachers, supervisors, and councilors are able to track the progress of your child, making note of their strengths and weaknesses, illuminating what they can do to better themselves as a student for the future.