Why a Good School Produces Good Students
A school is an educational establishment designed primarily to offer learning environments and learning spaces for the education of children under the guidance of qualified teachers. Most countries now have systems of common formal education, which in some cases is mandated. In these systems, children progress through a certain number of primary schools before moving on to secondary schools. There are also private schools available for those parents who want their children to undergo a specific kind of training or who want a very top class education for their child. One can easily find information about government school systems and private schools on the Internet.
In the United States, there are a number of public and private schools available to students. Generally, the two types are differentiated by the types of learning environment available. In a public school, students interact with other students in the same classroom; while, in a private school, the learning environment is much different. The teaching style and methods of each type of school varies widely.
Public schools generally teach a full form of education, including science, grammar, history, English, and social studies. They also teach the basic aspects of health and physical sciences, such as nutrition and exercise, and are popular because they are generally state funded. Private schools on the other hand, mainly exist for the purpose of providing a holistic learning environment, allowing children to grow and learn at their own pace.
A full form of education is taught in a word school, which literally means school for all pupils. This type of school usually has a headmaster, who is responsible for overseeing and leading the activities of the other teachers. All the children residing in that district attend these schools, hence the name ‘word school’. The curriculum of a word school may vary from full forms of education provided in regular public schools to the more liberal approach of Montessori, which advocates a more liberal educational approach.
A parochial school offers the services of a smaller group of teachers, and as a result, there is a great deal more freedom for students to interact with each teacher and to pursue extracurricular activities that are not available to them in regular public schools. A parochial school is usually a privately owned and operated school, and the majority of its students attend the school on days when there is no service conducted at the local church or school. In most cases, a parochial school is affiliated with a large religious community. A few private special education schools are fully funded by the state and are funded solely on the basis of need, providing students with the opportunity to receive the highest quality education.
Overall, public schools produce students with lower test scores, less creativity, and less motivation to learn. Private schools produce students with higher test scores, higher IQ scores, and more interest in learning. It should also be noted that a good school produces students who are more motivated to stay in school, and therefore, are less likely to drop out. Thus, if you want your child to succeed and to reach his potential, I would recommend choosing a good school. Good schools teach the best qualities of character, and they help create good students.