Small school vs large school

9 Dec, 2019

Thriving in Small Schools

2019-12-10T09:15:23-06:00Monday, December 9, 2019|Education Info, Learning Environment, Parents, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

With so many educational choices available today, the controversy continues to grow on what type of school makes the most sense for any given individual student. The term 'small school' represents a relative term; however, most would define a small school as enrolling 400 students or fewer. Small schools may take the form of a [...]

28 Aug, 2019

Competition vs. Achievement at a Small School

2019-08-28T13:00:05-05:00Wednesday, August 28, 2019|Learning Environment, Parents, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

There are many benefits to sending your child to a small school. First of all, this will guarantee that the child gets more personalized attention from the teachers. So if they need more help with something, they are likely to get it at a small school. On the other hand, if they're picking up something [...]

21 Jun, 2019

Four Students Who Learn Better at a Smaller School

2019-06-21T14:34:03-05:00Friday, June 21, 2019|Learning Environment, Parents, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

No two students exactly are the same. And it makes sense that different students learn better in different situations. At The Tenney School, we understand that "one size fits all" does not apply to education. For instance, many young people attend public school, where hundreds of students are crammed into one building. But a big [...]

15 Apr, 2019

Is Private School Really Better Than Your Local Public School?

2019-04-15T14:12:53-05:00Monday, April 15, 2019|Education Info, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

When you are thinking about where to send your child to school you may find yourself in the midst of an overwhelming task. Of course, you always want what is best for your child, but when local, Houston public schools are raising standards and offering more college readiness classes, is the cost of sending your [...]

4 Jun, 2018

3 Ways Customized Instruction Improves Learning for Children

2018-06-04T15:30:28-05:00Monday, June 4, 2018|Customized Curriculum, Learning Strategies, Parents, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

Most parents would agree that customized instruction for students is more effective than the broad curriculum used in the classroom by large schools, yet they might still wonder: how much of a difference will it really make? Caring parents understand how choosing the education path for their children is a big responsibility, as it's one [...]

5 Mar, 2018

The Inherent Advantages of Small Schools

2021-07-28T15:00:28-05:00Monday, March 5, 2018|Learning Environment, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

It's no surprise that many students prefer small schools to large schools. The climate, relationships, and classes offered by small schools make students, their parents, and teachers happy. Better, closer relationships  With fewer people overall, it's easier to foster meaningful relationships in small schools. According to the National Education Association, this goes for student-to-student, student-to-teacher, and [...]

21 Dec, 2017

The Benefits of a Small School for Secondary Education

2017-12-19T12:25:59-06:00Thursday, December 21, 2017|Customized Curriculum, Private School, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers, Transition Between Schools|

The shift to middle school and high school is no small matter. When transitioning into secondary school, students can be placed in a daunting position--one often exacerbated by a large student body and many potential hurdles. Some of these challenges are academic, including workload and class structure. Others are social, such as finding peer groups [...]

24 Jul, 2017

The Advantages Small Schools Can Provide

2023-05-22T08:28:53-05:00Monday, July 24, 2017|Learning Environment, Tenney Subscribers|

Countless studies have shown the benefits smaller schools, and smaller class sizes can provide students with. However, budget cuts in recent years have led to public schools becoming more overcrowded than ever before. In such times of overcrowding in public schools, small private schools can prove to be a great alternative for many families looking for [...]

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