A school is an organized educational establishment designed to offer learning spaces and educational environments to the education of students in the absence of adults. Generally, most developed countries have structured systems of public elementary education, which may be mandatory. In such systems, students advance from a limited number of primary schools to a number of secondary schools. In some countries, there are only one or two primary schools, while in others, there is a system of two or more parallel systems.
In countries where there is only a limited system of schooling, there are many options available to students interested in pursuing higher education. Secondary schooling allows students to further their studies and prepare themselves for tertiary education. The conditions under which secondary school education takes place largely depend on the social and economic conditions in the country. In countries with better social and economic conditions, children can continue their studies at lower costs, with good employment prospects, and with little influence from parents who are not economically well off. In countries with poor social conditions, secondary school education becomes almost impossible, since it requires large sums of money to start and further your education.
Some young children find it difficult to balance studies and family life. High school offers them a chance to become full-fledged citizens, responsible for their actions. They are able to complete their secondary and graduate from secondary school before entering the workforce. Most young people believe that they should continue their studies from kindergarten, so that they gain a thorough knowledge of the world and set out on their career in a fresh environment.
Parents, however, have a strong say in the choice of institutions for their young children. If possible, they should be encouraged to send their children to a school that is well established and where teachers and students respect their privacy. This is especially important when the child will be spending considerable amounts of time at a primary school building, away from parents and other schoolmates. Primary school buildings must be clean and well organized, and teachers and students must be allowed to make their own studying schedule. The school should also have a well-developed financial system, with a well-developed internal budgeting system.
There are many different types of secondary education systems that parents can choose from. These include the traditional classroom system, which entails a primary school teacher and an array of pupils; the Montessori method, in which students are encouraged to learn self-directed learning; and the career-oriented study system, in which students complete a primary education curriculum and then pursue specific liberal arts or sciences. Some parents are advocates of both traditional classroom schooling and career options. Their preference, however, is usually to send their children to private or independent schools, which they consider to be better equipped to give them a well-rounded education. They may also feel that they receive more personalized attention and guidance by local educators and administrators.
Many modern-day parents still adhere to a tradition of sending their young children to the local public or private school. In fact, there are different types of private schools that were established during the early American era. The founding fathers may very well have been instrumental in establishing the tradition of sending young children to school, because they themselves were schooled in the schools they established.