An independent private school is private in its governance and finances. Also called private schools, free, government sponsored, privately funded or non-public schools, they aren’t regulated by the public, state or federal governments. They aren’t subject to federal education laws and can set their own standards for admission and graduation.
A private school is different than a charter school. A charter school is a public school that is provided a special charter by the state government for use by public schools. They are free to teach as they wish, but have little oversight from the local or state government. Some charter schools are located throughout the country, while others are in specific areas. These schools are not operated by any government agency and have been known to be less-than-optimal for educating students.
An independent private school is run by a privately-funded board of trustees. Board members serve for two years or until a suitable replacement is found. Parents may send their child to an independent school with or without parental supervision. They must meet all federal and state requirements and meet the criteria that is set forth by the school.
The cost of an independent school can vary, depending on the curriculum, location, size and number of students enrolled. Many private schools require a parent/child permission slip before sending a child to a particular class. Some private schools don’t require the permission slip, but will require parental consent and/or a financial contribution from the family.
Private schools are very popular in the US today, especially since there has been such a drastic decline in public funding over the last few decades. There are many private schools in most states that have been built or are being built. Many of them are very beautiful and offer a wide variety of programs. Some private schools are even home to celebrities who use the school as a place to practice their art or learn how to sing. The schools are located all around the country, in some cases on the outskirts of metropolitan areas.
Private schools are different from public schools in that they do not need to meet the same educational requirements. Private schools are very much focused on teaching and helping children, and are not concerned with meeting the minimum academic requirements set by public schools.
Before enrolling in a private school, it is important to consider many things, including where the school is located, the tuition requirements, the type of school you want and the age of your child. The school you choose should also provide special services for your child’s learning disabilities and help them excel academically. Also look into the student discipline of your child.
Private schools should meet the standards of the National Association of Independent Schools, NAIS, Inc., or the United States Department of Education. If you are considering an independent private school, you can go online and search for one or get a list from your state government or the NAIS website.