Every parent wants what’s best for their children and their education is no exception. By giving your child high-quality education, not only can they succeed in life, but they can also be the best that they can be. As the cost of tuition for university and college continues to rise, many parents struggle with whether or not sending their children to private school is worth it. Here at Asasa Academy, we believe that in order to best prepare your child with the necessary skills for an ever-changing world, choosing a private school education is well worth the financial investment.
For parents who are trying to justify the cost of a private education, here’s why Asasa is worth every penny!
Smaller Class Sizes
As we mentioned in a previous blog post, smaller class sizes are beneficial to a child’s education. Due to regional population growth, public and Catholic schools in Calgary struggle with where to put all of the children. In these crowded classrooms, the individual needs of students and educational goals are not being met. Asasa Academy offers smaller class sizes to better meet the individual needs of students through more attentive teachers.
By having manageable class sizes, our teachers better establish one-on-one relationships with students to help strengthen areas of weakness in their studies as well as encourage growth in their areas of interest. Our smaller class sizes ensure that your child is receiving the utmost attention and education. We make sure that your child is learning properly and is really understanding what they are learning instead of getting lost in the system.
Higher Test Scores
In addition to ensuring your child receives the guidance they need in their education; smaller class sizes have also been shown to greatly benefit a child’s development and academic performance. As seen in a comprehensive study done in 2002, educational researchers Bruce Biddler and David Berliner found that the smaller the class size the better students perform on academic achievement tests. Furthermore, the longer a child is exposed to them, the stronger the gains from smaller class sizes are as teachers are able to focus more on helping students with their weak areas as well as advance their strengths. Our instructors are able to better maintain relationships with students, help them work through any problem areas they may have within their studies, and therefore deliver results in your child’s education.
While academics remain the priority for most private schools, we place a strong focus on a well-rounded education that encourages participation inextracurricular activities such as sports, music, and arts. As noted in a study done by Stanford University, involvement in extracurricular activities result in better academic performance, help stimulate students by encouraging them to develop interests beyond academics, and also gain a more positive attitude towards their education. We seek to provide children with an educational foundation which gets them excited about learning, with a special emphasis on language arts, math, and technology. These activities allow students to get interested and passionate and provide a break from academics while still allowing them to develop skills and engage in valuable social situations.
There are many more benefits to list, including:
Good Value – At Asasa your child has the opportunity to pursue different interests while in school. Even if they change their interest from music to karate within a month, there is no cost of withdrawing your child from a program to switch to another as you would from an external extracurricular service.
Teachers Who Care – Our instructors demonstrate great compassion and care for their students. At Asasa we look for passionate teachers who wish to make a difference in the classroom and in each student’s life.
Strong Network – Within private schools, a strong community network is built through individuals with similar backgrounds coming together. At Asasa, we bring together a community that is passionate about learning and developing healthy social skills and enthusiasm for physical activity.
Larger Academic Curriculum – We offer a more fulfilling student life through a wide array of classes. Whether your child has an interest in sports, language, or martial arts, we’ll help them develop their passions.
Why Asasa Is Worth It
For many parents, private education is a way that allows their children to flourish academically so that they can get into a top-notch college or university. While that may be a good reason to enroll, we believe that Asasa Academy can not only help your child thrive academically, but also develop vital social skills and healthy physical habits. We also know that our community has been hit hard over the past couple of years due to the uncertainty of the economy, which is why tuition at Asasa is 50% lower than other private schools in Calgary. Through higher education in a private school setting, your children can build a strong foundation for their future.