We mean independent in the best sense of the word.
These schools have the freedom to serve their distinct individual missions — the philosophy, values, and approach to teaching that are right for your child.
They have the freedom to let passionate teachers create educational experiences that meet your child’s individual needs, without state mandates regarding curriculum, textbooks, and testing.
They have the freedom to select the academic and extracurricular programs they want to offer, and to offer these programs to the students whom they feel most capable of serving well.
Distinct though each one is, independent schools also have a lot in common. They share a commitment to teaching young people academic skills plus the importance of hard work, leadership, personal responsibility, and good citizenship.
Excerpt from National Association of Independent Schools.
Why Independent Schools
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