Reasons to switch to a new school

Reasons to switch to a new school


Are you a parent thinking about reasons to switch to a new school?

It’s mid year for most schools and the second half of the year is getting into full swing. For parents, this can signal many things on the education front. As the new year brings resolutions to many that revolve around financial, spiritual or physical health, it is also a good time to place an emphasis on your child’s educational outlook.

At Redeemer Classical Academy, we have inquiries about school visits and general information requests on a regular basis. With this in mind, there are parents who understand public school and some private schools may not be a good fit for their child. At the end of the day, a good fit between the student and school is essential for the child to benefit and grow with their education experience. This is the time of year when many parents are thinking are considering options and examining their reasons to switch to a new school.

Unhappy or unpleasant feelings within the student
In many cases, a child may be unhappy in their current school. There are usually a few factors that contribute to a child’s unhappiness, but if you can pinpoint an existing problem that is school-related then it may be a good time to look elsewhere. Of course the first step would be to attempt to restore the relationship, but if it can not be mended then other options should be explored.

Dissatisfied with the school
For a child to grow academically, the relationship between the parent, student and teacher must be a great one. In most scenarios, parents have certain criteria and expectations for a teacher and school. If they feel their expectations are not met, they may seek other options in education.

Curriculum change
Another reason to change schools may revolve around the curriculum and values of the school. Parents may consider switching students from a public school to a private school, but they may also change enrollment from one private school to the next one. Regarding curriculum, Redeemer Classical Academy focuses on a Christ-centered curriculum within their classical model and aims to produce life long learners.

These are a few common reasons parents may look to switch to a new school, but there may be others that are unique to each child and family unit. If you’re interested in scheduling a tour or visiting with Redeemer Classical Academy, then feel free to contact the school at 615-904-0350.