Academies | Private Schools | Christian Schools
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Academics | Private School | Christian School
Private School | Christian School | Academy
Benefits of Academies
Organization of Academies
Teachers at Academies
Enriched Education at Academies
Class Size at Academies
Academies and Discipline
Academies Have More Extra-curricular Activities
While academics remain the priority for most private schools, many also place a strong focus on a well-rounded education and encourage participation in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, arts, or clubs. This involvement helps stimulate students in their studies, as noted in a study at Stanford University that found that students involved in the arts are more motivated to learn and are three times more likely to win a school attendance award. Grant MacDonald, whose two daughters attend Newbridge Academy, says that sport “has become part of their daily life. It has made them more focused. They’re both doing very well academically.” Extracurricular activities can provide a much-needed break from the stresses of academics, while developing skills and engaging in valuable social situations.
Preparation for Life at Academies
Academies go beyond offering the mandatory subjects required by standard curriculum; they can offer students a wide range of specializations including arts programs, athletics, math, science. Private schools are responsible for producing many leaders in politics, business, and society, with a history of adapting quickly to changes in technology and culture. And today, they are also sought by parents of kids with special needs such as behavior (including troubled teen behavior), learning, developmental, or physical disabilities. “This school really helps you focus and think about your future, and how you want your life to be,” says Nisha Sharma, a Grade 12 student last year at Pinehurst School.
Academies and the Multi-Academy Trust
Another huge benefit that Academies, students, and staff receive, is the multi-academy trust (MAT). Not only do MATs provide support academically, but it also offers support in other areas the school may not be equipped for, like Admin support and finance. MATs also are given the ability to share with other schools, they can give each other advice and guidance on what works, and what doesn’t work, as well as help each other deliver the best education that works for the students.