It happens like clockwork: the new year begins and the phones in our Enrollment Office begin ringing off the hook. Moms and dads just like you are thinking about next school year and realizing that it’s time to do some serious research on what school would be the best option for their child. Whether you’re shopping for a preschool, a high school, or any grade in between, we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions to help you narrow down what to look for in a private school.
Does Christian Education Really Matter?
Many parents wonder if it really makes a difference to send their child to a private Christian school. In other words, is it worth the investment?
The reality is, most days, your child will spend the majority of their wake time in school, or in after-school activities. A child’s life choices will be based on the worldview they’ve formed during their foundational years. We believe there is no greater investment you can make to prepare your child for a successful and meaningful life. Learn more about the differences between a Christian education and a secular education.
Is the Academic Preparation Solid?
How do student achievement test scores compare with those from other schools? Do the graduates excel in college and in life? Are the academics rigorous? Are there opportunities for A.P. classes in high school? What do former students say about the school they’ve attended? Read reviews about the school.
What’s the School Culture Like?
Parents can’t help but wonder if their child will make positive and encouraging friends. Will kids find a school culture that motivates them to work hard and excel academically? Will there be teachers and staff who can help them if they struggle? Are there opportunities for parents to be involved? What athletic and fine arts activities are part of the program? Do students have fun and enjoy their school? Check out testimonials from those who have experienced IRCS.
What Is the School’s Mission?
You’ve probably heard the old saying: if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything! It’s important to ask what the school you’re considering has defined as their overarching vision or mission statement. Consider IRCS’ statement of purpose.
Can I Afford a Private Christian School?
Fortunately, there are options for parents who desire a Christian education but who need some extra financial help to make it possible. Have you heard of Variable Tuition? It’s just one way that IRCS helps make a Christian education accessible for as many families as possible!
We’re Here to Answer Your Questions!
There’s no time like the present to check out the ways Indian Rocks Christian School could help your child thrive. Our enrollment team stands ready to help you learn how IRCS checks all the boxes for academic strength, exceptional student outcomes, a positive school culture, and a mission that’s focused on biblical values!