In some ways, a small school can be beneficial for any type of student. A small school provides a greater amount of flexibility, allowing students to spend more time working on subjects that they love (or those in which they require more help). At the same time, being at a small school means that your child will get individualized attention and therefore will not spend too much time exclusively on schoolwork.
The teachers at a small school will be able to make sure that students achieve what is referred to as a work/life balance. Nowadays, maintaining this type of balance has become more challenging, for adults as well as children. Plus, keep in mind that being at a small school means that children develop more of the skills that they will need as adults.
Learning to Be Productive
It’s not just about whether your child prefers to study early in the morning or late in the evening. When your child is in a small school, they will learn to work with their body’s natural rhythms. When your child is at a small school, the teachers know how to encourage them to take breaks as and when needed. So if they’re tired after half an hour and need a fifteen-minute break, they will be encouraged to do so. Or if they want to keep going for two hours, they can do that too.
This will also help your child out in the real world once they start work and have to keep going for the entire day. Understanding their body’s natural rhythm can make your child more productive.
Recognizing Their Strengths
When your child goes to school, they have to be there for a set number of hours, just like everyone else. But there may be subjects which your child grasps very easily. If they can finish what needs to be done in half an hour instead of two hours, then why spend two hours sitting in a classroom with their mind wandering all over the place? A teacher in a small school will make sure that your child is stimulated throughout the day and doesn’t end up getting bored.
Recognizing your child’s strengths can help them later on in life when they’re choosing a profession because everyone wants to work at something that comes naturally to them.
Recognizing Their Weaknesses
On the one hand, your child might grasp certain subjects very easily and might not need to spend too much time on them. But on the other hand, there might be other subjects where they need to put in more work than other people. In such cases, being at a small school allows them to spend more time on those subjects without having to hurry their thought processes along.
Later in life, when your child joins the real world and starts working, knowing their weaknesses will help them because they’ll be able to set aside adequate time in order to perform those tasks.
Learning to Know Themselves
Overall, the most important benefit of a small school is its flexibility. Each student is different and requires less time for certain subjects and more time for other subjects. A small school gives them the opportunity to work things out according to their own strengths and weaknesses. And knowing these strengths and weaknesses can help them a great deal later on in life.
Not only will your child feel engaged in schoolwork and extracurricular activities when they’re at a small school, but they’ll also be preparing themselves for life in the real world, once they leave school. They’ll develop good work habits and they’ll know how to motivate themselves to keep going even when they might be tempted to give up.
Contact us to learn more about the benefits of sending your child to a small school.