At what point does a student leave school and join the real world? Is it when they get their first job? Is it when they leave high school for college? Is it when they leave college and get a full-time job? There’s no way to pinpoint the exact point when you enter the “real world.” Instead, the process of taking on more responsibility and learning discipline is gradual until you get to the point where you can fend for yourself and develop a career.
Benefits of a Private School
As your child is going through this process, they’re going to be looking to you to provide the necessary support and be a good role model for them as well. Children who go to a private school will also have their teachers to help them to make a transition into adulthood. Not only will they develop the tools necessary to go from school to college, but they will also develop the skills needed to become happy, successful adults equipped to deal with the challenges of day-to-day life.
Learning Discipline in School
One of the most important things children need to do as they get older is to discipline themselves. When they’re younger, their parents get them dressed and send them off to school, making them stay there for the entire day and work on their homework when they get home.
But as children get older, they learn to do more things for themselves. Still, high school is a time when many students are being pushed by their parents to finish their schoolwork and not spend too much time hanging out with friends.
Any student who wants to get into a good college and have a good career will need to learn the art of learning discipline early on. They’ll need to learn to delay gratification. And they can do these things by going to a private school.
No matter how brilliant or hardworking a student is, it can be tempting to spend all their time watching movies, gaming or doing whatever they do in order to put off studying.
Most students at our school soon realize that they have to learn to discipline themselves. So they learn to set their own schedules. Some might set down a certain number of hours to study every day. Others might set down a certain number of assignments to complete every day. They soon figure out what works for them and they start doing it.
And this method of disciplining themselves will stay with them for the rest of their lives, helping them to figure out the best way to get things done when they’re at work. Discipline is probably the most important component of developing a career because you have to keep pushing yourself to keep going.
A Rounded Education
Even though we encourage our students to learn how to discipline themselves, we also realize that an important component of having a full life is to have a rounded education. Children don’t merely go to school to study but also to learn how to interact with others and develop hobbies and outside interests.
There’s a time and a place for everything. And this is one of the main ideas that we try to inculcate in our students. You can’t spend all your time studying and ignore everything else in your life as this will lead to burnout. In fact, spending too much time on any one occupation—studies, sports or any other interest—can lead to burnout, even if you really enjoy that activity.
At a private school, you can be sure that your child will receive the kind of individualized attention that will help them to spend a moderate amount of time on everything that’s important for them in their lives, now and later on when they reach adulthood.
Contact us to learn more about the benefits of sending your child to a private school.