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Why parents go private

Six reasons why families choose private schools in Poland

Which school should I choose for my child? Will public or non-public school be better? When considering their child's educational future and the various possible options, and ultimately opting for a private school, many parents are guided by the following characteristics of these schools:

It’s well-known that private schools in Poland tend to have strong academics. Parents value their demanding curricula, high academic standards, and their various forms of enrichment, such as Advanced Placement (AP) courses, English National Curriculum A-levels, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Many schools boast impressive results in college admissions. This is very important if a major goal is to get into a top-rate university or college.  continue reading...

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School environment

In addition to academics, a lot of parents prioritize the right school environment for their children. Most private schools offer small classes and low student-to-teacher ratios. This leads to a more intimate classroom, with more participation, interaction, and engagement. It also allows teachers to learn more about the needs and skills of individual students and to tailor their approach accordingly.

Community and culture

A school’s culture can generate some of the most important and lasting benefits for your child. While most public schools admit students based on where they live (regionalization), private schools admit students based on shared interests, aspirations, and values. Each private school has its own particular community and culture, which prioritizes certain values, such as academic performance, personal development, community, diversity, and social justice. Most private schools have a close-knit community that will allow your child to find their home away from home.

Personal development

In addition to education aims, private schools tend to see personal development as an important goal. Many parents choose a private school because they believe it will be the right place for their child's social and emotional development. Private schools often treat character education as an integral part of the curriculum. Parents love that in addition to regular course work, their children will have the opportunity to learn key values ​​and develop character traits like honesty, independence, and a sense of justice, which will allow them to grow into mature and responsible young people.

Extracurricular activities

Private schools strive to provide a comprehensive education. This goal is achieved not only through the curriculum, but also through a wide range of extracurricular activities, such as sports, arts, music, and community service. There are also less common ones, such as student newspapers, theatre (also English-speaking) or film-making.

Private schools organize many trips, because they integrate the student community and teachers, and students learn many useful skills, gain experience, and live with each other, which can have a positive impact on education and overall development.

Some schools offer exchanges with foreign schools, which is a great opportunity for students to polish their language, learn about another country and culture, and broaden their horizons.

Parental involvement

Private schools pride themselves on open communication between parents and school staff, and it’s very important for them to involve parents in the school community. Through frequent parent-teacher meetings, school events, and participation in committees and fundraising campaigns, families become an integral part of their children's school life. This is a great way to strengthen parent-child relationships.

You can read more about the benefits of private schooling here. If you want to find a private school, please visit our website.

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