There are several reasons why you may be looking to move your child out of homeschooling. Whether it’s a personal, religious, or financial decision, you want your child to make the transition with plenty of educational and emotional support. Many parents find that transitioning their student into a private school is much easier compared to moving to a public school, due to several factors. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at three key ways that Catholic schools make the transition from homeschooling to on-site learning comfortable for students of all ages.
1. Small Class Sizes
While many homeschooled students have co-ops and weekly events they attend to connect with others, these aren’t the same as in-person classes in a school. In contrast to large, potentially overwhelming class sizes that are prevalent in the public school system, Catholic schools offer smaller class sizes, ensuring that your child gets the attention and one-on-one check-ins they may need. These small classes create a stepping stone for the student to grow comfortable with learning in larger groups.
2. High Classwork Standards
One of the primary reasons why parents choose homeschooling is so that their child can excel academically. Being able to focus on specific topics and subjects can help students get ahead of the game. To ensure that homeschooled students can thrive, the Catholic school curriculum contains all sorts of challenging, intermediate work. Teachers look to push their students to grow and excel, resulting in a stunning 99% graduation rate among Catholic school students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
3. A Culture of Teamwork
Many parents may be concerned with how their child will do in a large class when they come from a homeschooling background, which is a valid concern. Socializing may not come easy to some children, but Catholic schools integrate group projects and teamwork in just about every element of the curriculum. If your child doesn’t make friends in class, they are sure to connect with others in a sports club or extracurricular group. Creating connections is a key focus in Catholic education.