How to choose an IB program elementary school nearby Chesapeake
There are two major factors parents consider when searching for the best private elementary schools near Chesapeake: 1. The highest quality of education. 2. Affordability. Strelitz International Academy, a member of the Virginia Association of Independent School and a faith-based school operating as a Jewish day school close to Chesapeake, we can provide you with the best of both worlds.
When reviewing the quality of education, compare public schools with their private school counterparts and you may find that private schools are a better choice, especially VAIS School, based on the following criteria:
Size: Small class sizes allow us to keep our students socially distanced while still being able to individually monitor each student’s progress. A small teacher to student ratio allows our instructors to work more closely with the students and provide one-on-one assistance when needed.
Curriculum: Unlike public schools that offer a standardized curriculum, we use an inquiry-based program that moves away from traditional methods of memorizing facts and figures to provide a more hands-on approach to learning. As a private school, we can also use tuition fees and endowments to enhance learning through the use of different tools and technologies that may not be available to public school students.
Success: How does one measure success? Public schools measure it by way of standardized tests and grades. Private schools like Strelitz International Academy measure success by focusing on the student as a whole, helping them excel in both academics and personal growth and emotional development.
Longevity: Smaller class sizes not only help students have better access to their instructors, it also provides them with a better opportunity to interact and collaborate with their classmates. This tends to create deep and long-lasting relationships with their peers that transcends the walls of the classroom. These relationships also tend to continue through the years so friends can continue to count on each other through higher education years and into the professional world.
Accomplishment: Private school graduation rates across the nation are very near 100%. Compared to public schools that graduate approximately 80% of their students, a private school education is a great stepping stool toward success through higher education and beyond.
Strelitz International Academy is an International Baccalaureate (IB®) Primary Years Programme (PYP) Candidate school that targets students aged 3-12. The International Baccalaureate (IB®) is an international, non-profit educational program that takes the process several steps further by providing a foundation of building critical thinking skills.
A “candidate school” is one that is taking the necessary actions to fulfill the IB® requirements for authorization. The extraordinary efforts that IB® primary schools near Chesapeake put into the curriculum to benefit their students makes us highly qualified to provide a superior education for young learners.
The goal of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is to develop a student’s academic, social, and emotional well-being, focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values. It also nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning. Even children as young as three-years-old benefit from this specialized type of instruction that focuses on the whole child as an inquirer, both at school and beyond.
Come see the difference our program can provide. We invite you to take a tour of our campus to get a feel for how involved the teachers and administrators are in the process, and to learn how you will also play a vital role in your child’s education through the IB® PYP process.
Give us a call today at 757-424-4327 to schedule your visit and let us tell you all about one of the best affordable private schools near the Chesapeake area.