The reasons cited over and over again by the 400,000 families who send their children to our schools include individual attention, small classes, teacher excellence, and high academic standards. But the main motive for families looking into independent private schools can be summarized in one word: Quality. They want, quite simply, the best for their sons and daughters.
The National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS), conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, confirms what independent school families have known for years: larger percentages of students in independent schools are enrolled in advanced courses than in public, parochial, and other private schools.
Independent, Private School students:
- Watch only two-thirds as much television;
- Are significantly more likely to participate in varsity or intramural sports; and
- Are more likely to agree that students and teachers get along well, discipline is fair, and teaching is good.
With results like these, it is not surprising that NAIS enrollments are increasing at double the rate of all other schools in this country. We encourage you to attend an Open House or schedule a tour to see the difference a Warren-Walker School education can make for your child. Published www.nais.org: February 17, 2004 by NAIS