Private Pre-School Education
Learning centers are places of learning that do not offer degrees. Many offer tutoring and special classes. Some centers offer classes for college credit. The federal government does not fund private learning centers so there is a tuition fee for the services. Learning centers offer courses for individuals of different ages and educational levels.
Private Pre-School Education
Private pre-schools educate children three to five years of age. Each private pre-school has a distinct mission and educational philosophy. Parents should consider each school carefully and determine which one is the best match for their child. To find private preschools in your area, search under 'private education' or 'private pre-schools'.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children is a national organization that is committed to improving education for young children. It works to improve professional practice and working conditions for teachers.
Private schools are independent entities. The state or federal government does not govern them. To cover the cost of educating their students, private schools charge tuition. They also meet operating costs through grants from foundations and organizations and donations from private individuals. Private schools educate students at all different levels. There are pre-schools, elementary and high schools, and post-secondary institutions. Post-secondary institutions are colleges and universities. Secondary schools (high schools) are often referred to as "prep schools." Prep schools are designed to prepare a student for higher education. They are highly selective and accept a small percentage of applicants. Elementary schools educate students from kindergarten to grade six and preschools are typically for children three to five years of age. Tuition varies from school to school.
Different types of private schools include:
- Boarding schools in which the students live on campus in dormitories at the school
- Military schools
- Trade or vocational schools where students learn a trade or skill
- Religiously affiliated schools
- Special assistance schools that strive to improve the lives and learning capabilities of students with special needs and disabilities
To find private schools in your area, search under 'private schools' or 'private education'.
National Association of Independent Schools
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is an organization of about 1,200 member schools. It serves as the national voice of independent schools. The organization strives to promote high educational and ethical standards for its members.
School Daze-Choosing a Private School
This article discusses what parents should look for and ask about when searching for a private school for their child.