Tradeoffs for “Affordable” Private Middle Schools
Parents seeking the best educational value for their children must weigh the tradeoffs of affordable private middle schools such as Alsion Montessori versus tuition-free public schools.
Let’s look at why parents consider enrolling their students in a private middle school:
- More academic opportunities. Alsion’s teachers and administrators are proud of the range of experiences both inside and outside the classroom offered to their middle school students. Classes focus on different aspects of a subject each year. For example, the first-year English reading curriculum includes poetry and short stories. Students may also independently pursue advanced topics in all courses. Extracurricular activities include biome trips to various regions in California, a variety of clubs, the problem-solving World Savvy Challenge, and Market Day, which stresses entrepreneurship.
- A challenging environment. Teachers at a quality middle school encourage students to move beyond their comfort zone. In the Alsion classroom, students face challenges in working as part of a team, speaking before a group, and completing complex projects on a deadline. Once they achieve an arduous goal, students realize that more significant accomplishments are possible.
- Individualized instruction. Alsion’s small classroom size provides an intimate environment for learning. Students often receive one-on-one attention from a teacher, which is not readily available at public schools, or even at many other private schools. Alsion’s highly qualified faculty is dedicated to the success of students, working closely with parents at each grade level.
- Learning alongside peers. Alsion middle school students are college-bound, driven to succeed in fulfilling careers. Study groups are popular because students have similar goals and nurturing attitudes toward each other.
Value Vs. Affordability
The cost of tuition is certainly a factor in choosing a school. We encourage parents to take into account not just tuition costs but the overall value of the private middle school education offered by Alsion Montessori.
Most Alsion middle school graduates go on to enroll in our high school, which features an “early college” accelerated academic program. Our students graduate high school fully prepared for the rigors of college courses.
Our Fremont location is also a convenient commute from Pleasanton, Union City, Milpitas, San Jose, and other Silicon Valley communities.
Consider the tradeoffs for affordable private middle schools. Alsion Montessori Middle School offers students who seek successful careers and rewarding lives an outstanding academic experience. Call 510-445-1127 today to schedule a campus visit.
Originally posted at http://www.alsionschool.org/tradeoffs-for-affordable-private-middle-schools/