Millennials Choose to “Buy In” to the Learning Culture and Quality Education Found at Private Schools!
In 2016, a survey by the Council for American Private Education indicated that millennial parents were strongly interested in private schools. Over 43% of Millennials indicated that, if finances and transportation were not an issue, they believed that a private school would provide the best education for their children and that is where they would enroll them. Current college freshmen are talking about the lack of a love for learning in their public school experience, noticing deficiencies in their educational background, and are planning to send their future kids to small private schools (See article at http://blog.cedarhillprep.com/millenials-prefer-small-private-schools-for-their-children ). Yes, you have to pay tuition at a private school; but Millennials more and more believe that the tuition fees are worth it given you can place your child in a culture that supports your values especially those related to developing a love for learning.
Supporting engaged students who have a love for learning is a part of our world view here at The Renaissance Preparatory Academy. Check out our website, www.RenaissancePrepMB.org!
In 2015, Michael Godsey wrote an article, “Why I am a public school teacher but a private school parent: It’s not selling out; it’s buying in.” He asserted that what
attracted him was that the students at the private school “take pride in their personal character and they admit that they love learning.” Michael noted that it is much more fun to do things with others who have bought into the activity whether sports or in schooling. He is delighted that his child is developing a love of learning. He leaves us with this thought, “I am, however, concerned about the general culture at public schools –at least at the ones I’ve seen – of disengagement and compulsory learning. So, when it comes to my daughter, I opt to invest a little more—to ensure she’s immersed in a community where it’s acceptable, and even admirable, to show natural enthusiasm for knowledge.”
When the students leaving K-12 schools can see for themselves the differences between their education and that of a small private school, as parents you may want to seriously consider private school as one of the best preparations for college and a professional life afterwards. The benefits of a private school education from Kindergarten on can have a life-long impact on a student!
This love of learning, now and for the future, is an explicit goal of The Renaissance Preparatory Academy (RPA Lions’ Pride). You can replace the disengaged public school based “cool” attitude and a fear of the unknown attitudes prevalent at other locations with a new normal standard of being “cool”, showing curiosity and a drive for learning, by enrolling your child here. A combination of student-directed and teacher-guided learning in the mornings is reinforced with our afternoons spent doing problem-based or inquiry-based theme units where they apply their morning’s efforts.
Learning at The Renaissance Preparatory Academy is fun, is desirable, requires work and initiative! It is not disengaged and force fed. If you like our culture that reinforces honorable actions, curiosity with a dash of creativity, and developing a drive for learning, then come talk to us about enrolling your child now for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.
Janice Black, Ed. Spec., Ph. D.
NEXT OPEN HOUSE IS JULY 11 at 5pm at the school which is located at The Hall at St. Johns, which is on the corner of 33rd Ave. No. & HWY 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach!
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