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Why Choose a Prekindergarten - 8th Grade School?

As we welcome prospective families to Warren-Walker School, we urge them to consider the significant advantages of a Prekindergarten-8th Grade School:

  • studies have shown that a Prekindergarten-8th Grade setting enhances academic, social, emotional and individual development and success.  Many studies confirm higher academic achievement, significantly higher standardized test scores, higher levels of participation in extracurricular activities, and greater leadership skills.
  • PK-8 schools are more intimate environments that allow children to be well known by a faculty that has taken an active interest in them from the time they were little.  Lower School teachers know almost every student in the School, and Middle School teachers consult with them regarding a student's history, learning needs and family dynamic.  Enduring relationships help create a healthier environment in which to grow up.
  • A PK-8 environment allows children the chance to develop at a natural pace, in keeping with their chronological age, outside the influence of older teenagers.
  • Parents at PK-8 schools stay more connected to their children's school experiences, particularly beyond the elementary years.  This involvement has been found to be highly correlated to enhanced student success.  Rising 6th graders don't have to experience the stress that can come with a school transition at a time when, developmentally there are already other very significant challenges of early adolescence to master. "Research suggests that the onset of puberty is an especially poor reason for beginning a new phase of schooling."
  • Students in a PK-8 school take on leadership roles at an earlier age.  Our Kindergarten-8th Grade "Buddy Programs" foster important connections, increased confidence and greater poise for both the younger and older children in our School.
  • Beginning in 7th grade, we work closely with families to discern the best placement for high school and then gain entrance to that school.  Our alumni are considered amongst the best prepared students in their secondary school settings.
Without a doubt, the Prekindergarten-8th Grade program at Warren-Walker School allows our students' to grow and be fully encouraged & supported in an environment that is tailor made for their developmental levels.

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If you have any questions, please click here, or contact us at 619-223-3663 or at admissions@warren-walker.com.

We wish you every success in the admissions process!

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hat makes an independent school worth the trouble of applying and paying the expense to enroll your child? 

  • High academic standards. Independent schools nurture intellectual curiosity, stimulate personal growth, and encourage critical thinking. A larger percentage of students at independent schools are enrolled in advanced courses than in public, parochial, and other private schools.

  • Small classes and individual attention. Independent schools have low student-teacher ratios that encourage close connections with students. The median ratio in NAIS schools in 2011-12 was 8.8 students to 1 teacher (meaning that half have a higher ratio and half have a lower ratio).

  • Excellent teachers. They usually teach in their areas of expertise and are passionate about what they do. With more autonomy within the classroom, teachers are able to develop a full understanding of how each student learns and what interests and motivates each individually.

  • Greater likelihood of a student completing a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree.

  • Education for the whole child. Independent schools nurture not just students’ intellectual ability and curiosity but also their personal and social growth and civic conscience. Opportunities extend well beyond the classroom to athletic competitions, artistic pursuits, and school leadership experiences.

  • Inclusiveness. Schools maintain diverse and vibrant student communities and welcome and respect each family. In 2010-11 students of color were 25.9 percent of total independent school enrollment. 

  • A community of parents who actively participate in their children’s education. Independent schools promote regular communication among students, parents, and teachers to ensure everyone is working toward the same goals for the student.

  • The opportunity to choose a school with a mission. You can select a school whose philosophy, values, and teaching approach is right for your child.

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- See more at: http://parents.nais.org/Articles/Pages/The-Independent-School-Advantage.aspx#sthash.5w70K5vj.dpuf
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