Prep Schools Builds Student Confidence through Practical Learning

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Prep Schools Builds Student Confidence through Practical Learning

Creative and Analytical Skills

 

Preparatory schools are the ideal way to ensure your children are fully prepared for success at a high-level, post-secondary education. Beyond simply achieving the grades required for acceptance into a top-tier university or college, the goal of a prep school is to give each student the necessary tools to ensure success in their future endeavours beyond school.

 

By instilling the skills of analytical and creative thinking early on, these private institutions encourage students to become involved in their own learning process, making them better prepared for post-secondary education.

 

Prepping for Practical Applications

 

With an emphasis on "learning by doing,” prep schools give students the opportunity to become actively involved in their lessons, as opposed to passively listening to lectures while taking notes. This engagement gets the students more involved and passionate about their studies through practical applications.

  

One of the largest problems students face when they reach university is being unable to keep up with the workload. This is usually due to a lack of learned time management and study habits acquired during high school. In addition to open communication and problem-solving techniques, prep schools also teach students how to balance heavy workloads and think strategically, which better prepares them for a post-secondary environment.

 

Learning how to conduct research and apply it appropriately are valuable skills for students to have. The ability to acquire information is important but applying it in a comprehensive manner is vital. Developing this skill set will ensure the success of students in post-secondary schooling, as well as in the working world.

 

Tech Savvy Classrooms 

 

Technology is becoming increasingly important within schools and the corporate world. By integrating technology into the classroom, students attain a high level of comfort and knowledge with computers and network systems. This is a major asset given the integral role that technology plays in society today. Learning about technology and its applications from teachers who have specialized experience is a definite benefit! Students have the ability to learn practically and theoretically in the same classroom; a benefit students learning in the public sector have little access to. Having the choice of elective classes that teach specialized technological curriculum gives students an advantage later on in life.

 

Intimate Learning Environment

 

Prep schools offer the added benefit of smaller classroom sizes compared to public schools. A low teacher-to-student ratio in the classroom provides a positive learning environment where students feel comfortable asking questions, engaging in discussions and getting involved in their own learning. This builds confidencein students and empowers them to question topics where they need more clarification. Fewer students in the class means that teachers are better able to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of each student, which helps to address early signs of problems and struggles with course material. As a result, students with learning difficulties receive the help they need to overcome their personal obstacles early on, while parents are made aware of how they can help from home.

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