Reading is a critical skill for all. Students are expected to assimilate most of their academic learning through digesting written words, and an inability to read can be a tremendous setback for a student in an academic school. Although the Waldorf teaching method may approach reading differently, important fundamental concepts, such as fluency, and comprehension are the same.
Did you know that a child who attends a private school is more likely to earn an advanced degree? This is thought to be because the teachers take a more hands-on approach, are better able to mold a child, and help them to conquer the toughest subjects. In private schools, their curriculum is designed not just to pass the grade, but more importantly, to be able to provide a solid foundation for tertiary education. This is why private school students turn out to be more college-ready then their peers when they do get to university.
Progressive schools take an active view of student participation, as opposed to the passive view commonly associated with traditional education. The overall emphasis is on creating lifelong learners, with parents who take a more active, positive role in their child’s education. The learning experience is also designed to help children feel more engaged.