Independent schools typically are smaller, have smaller class size, and are a friendly, welcoming community where teachers nurture intellectual curiosity, encourage personal growth, and foster character development.
Since independent schools vary widely in their mission, philosophy, and instructional methods, parents are able to match a school's strengths to the strengths of their child, assuring that the learning community will foster their student's academic and personal growth.
In addition to fostering academic achievement, independent schools have a strong commitment to moral values and character development.
Extracurricular participation is strong at independent schools.
Teachers at independent schools are passionate about their subjects and have the freedom to develop curriculum that encourages the student's curiosity and exploration of individual interests.
National surveys rate independent schools at the top for encouraging parental involvement.