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Why an Independent School?

Individual attention, small classes (10:1), interactive, excellent teaching, and high academic standards all add up to measurable results. Independent school students are more likely than their public school counterparts to complete a bachelor's or master's degree by their mid-twenties. Independent school students are more likely to enroll in advanced courses, engage in the work required, and take part in varsity or intramural sports.* Independent schools are accountable to the families they serve and responsive to the needs of their students.

*”Comparing Achievement between K–8 and Middle Schools: A Large-Scale Empirical Study”, American Journal of Education, Nov. 2007