Choosing a school for your child is a significant decision for your family. As you decide, it’s important to keep in mind your child’s unique needs and the options available in your area.
For many parents who have students with learning differences, their local public school is the option that makes the most sense. They are close to home, offer free testing services, and provide qualifying students with needed accommodations. Many students are incredibly successful in a public school setting, but it isn’t for everyone. Large class sizes can make learning less personalized. Often students with learning differences are pulled out of class for special education services, impacting self-esteem.
Many parents choose to go the private school route. Parents can decide what type of educational environment they would like for their child, and often these schools match their family’s values and beliefs. Students often thrive in a traditional private school environment, but many don’t offer individualized learning so students with learning differences often run into the same problems, such as large class sizes and lack of appropriate accommodations. Therefore, when looking at private schools, it is essential to ask whether they educate students with learning differences and offer accommodations and modifications.
Another option for parents is homeschooling. Homeschooling is on the rise, and parents choose to homeschool for many different reasons. Often their child struggles in a traditional school setting and learns better at home. Homeschooling can offer an education truly personalized to their child, and many students with learning differences excel in this environment. Family bonds are often strengthened by quality time spent together. Still, homeschooling has its drawbacks. Parents often need outside help from specialists for students with learning differences. In addition, homeschooling can be a significant commitment and can be emotionally daunting for families or simply not feasible if parents work outside the home.
When choosing a school for your child, it is essential to ask which option best supports your child and your family. Trinity School in Oklahoma City strives to be a community resource for students with learning differences and their families regardless of whether they are enrolled.
Trinity is the only private school in the Oklahoma City Metro wholly dedicated to educating students with learning differences. Trinity’s class sizes are small, and interventions are done in class utilizing research-based methods and accommodations. And academics are only one area of focus. Many families report that their students are excited to come to school and the experience is often life-changing.
To find out more about Trinity, be sure to attend our Open House event on January 20th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We will introduce you to our school and answer any questions you have.