When you’re a parent, every choice you make comes with consequences. When it comes to choosing an education, the school you choose can have lifelong consequences for your child.

There are concerns about costs, the value your child receives from their overall education and the potential consequences of disruption due to a change of school system.

Choosing a school should not be a hasty decision, but an informed and purposeful one. Parents are faced with many questions that they are looking for answers to – whether the child will fit into the environment, young and ambitious or experienced and established teaching team is the better option, private or public school to choose and many others.

This is probably one of the most important life decisions we make for our heirs.

Parents have different criteria when choosing and expecting an educational institution, according to which they decide where to enrol their child.

So, what is the best decision to make? Let’s look at the advantages of sending your child to a private school.

The team of Private Primary School “Iskra” gives you some answers to the question why to choose a private school and what are its advantages.

Many parents choose the best private schools to give their children the skills and education they will need in an ever-changing world.

Why choose a private school?

1. Individual approach

The number of children in classes in the private sector is half of those in public schools where each teacher has an average of 25 students.

In this way, students receive the attention and guidance they need from their teacher. With individual tuition and approach, each student’s progress is much more tangible.

Students and teachers can create closer relationships in a small classroom. This helps the teacher to get to know each student better, enabling them to adapt their teaching style appropriately. They will know the student’s strengths and weaknesses and be able to offer more specific help when needed.

2. Modern educational models

Now you will find private schools following pedagogical methods such as Montessori, Waldorf, as well as those using the British, Italian, French or Canadian educational model, even democratic schools. There is no one-size-fits-all prescription for a good education; there is one tailored to the specifics and needs of a particular child and the attitudes of his or her family.

3. Highly qualified, motivated teachers with a modern approach

Private school teachers are usually more motivated, constantly learning and developing, and committed to their profession. Their teaching style is modern, in most cases inspired by an international curriculum. In most private schools, each individual subject is taught by a highly specialised teacher in a particular area, in order to provide the highest quality of education.

4. Higher academic preparation

Small school groups, modern educational models, individual approach and highly qualified teachers are the recipe for high academic results. Undoubtedly, children in private educational institutions acquire much more lasting knowledge, develop effective skills and are able to make cross-curricular connections.

5. More extracurricular activities

Most good private schools offer a large number of extracurricular activities and interest classes. This not only helps to fully develop the children’s potential, but also greatly facilitates the daily life of the parents, who do not have to go around the city after the school day to satisfy the need for additional activities that the children have.

Sports, arts, sciences, acting clubs, music workshops, even summer schools… all housed under one roof in private schools only.

6. Safe learning environment

Private schools offer a much safer learning environment with a culture that emphasizes personal responsibility and ethics. Smaller groups allow for more monitoring and intervention in case of conflict. Levels of school aggression are undeniably lower in private schools.

Staff and faculty involvement and emphasis on ethics create a remarkable difference in the school environment. Safety is a factor that improves both the quality of children’s education and their ability to succeed.

7. Good facilities

Private schools have larger budgets, which they invest in the development of facilities. Most private schools have well-maintained green courtyards, outdoor classrooms, vegetable gardens, multi-purpose modern classrooms, and specialized classrooms for science, arts, etc. Children spend most of their daily lives at school and undoubtedly a comfortable environment is a prerequisite for making them feel better.

8. Prepare children for the challenges of the modern world

Activities that prepare students for the future are included in the chat school programs. The most difficult skills to teach such as critical thinking, collaboration and initiative are developed in an interesting and provocative way.

Private schools are more successful at combining a challenging curriculum with experiences that build individuals ready for the 21st century.

9. Parental involvement

Parents often have a much more pronounced position in the private school system compared to public schools.

As a parent, you will feel more involved in your child’s education and be more aware of any potential challenges when they arise. You have the opportunity to speak on behalf of your child and have an invaluable active role in their education.

We believe that education is a shared responsibility between the school, the parents and the student. We strive to build a team relationship with parents so that together we can collaborate in the process of learning and personal development of each student.

10. Clear and strict admission procedure

Good private schools, even at the primary stage, have strict admissions procedures including:

  • Meeting with the child’s parents
  • Trial days to assess the child’s social-emotional and psychological development
  • School literacy tests in preparatory and first grade and tests in mathematics, foreign language and Bulgarian in upper grades.

These are just some of the reasons why parents are turning to private schools.

School is far from just a place where our children become academically literate, it is their environment where they develop intellectually and emotionally as individuals.

When it comes to choosing the school itself, the choice becomes more personal. For many parents, this is an “inside feeling” they experience when attending a campus or school event. So in addition to doing your research, be sure to visit the school early in the decision process to see for yourself what it’s like.

If you would like to continue the conversation with us and find out more about the advantages of education at Iskra Private Primary School, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or +0359 899 847 210 to book an appointment for a one-to-one discussion. We will be happy to answer any questions, show you around our cozy facilities in Plovdiv and share our plans for the development of Iskra.



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