Is Private School Worth It?

Posted by Amanda Laserson on Oct 10, 2017 12:12:34 PM

Why should you choose a private school, or...is private school worth it?

In a word: yes!  This article provides you with a detailed look at the benefits of sending your child to a private school.

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Small Class Size Benefits

Posted by Laura Kang on Oct 10, 2017 12:12:14 PM

At East Woods, we believe our small classes sizes are a plus for our students. Several research studies have uncovered a correlation between small class sizes, defined as under 20 students, with improved student outcomes. The benefits of small class size have been shown to have both an academic and social-emotional impact for students. While positive effects are especially clear for low-income students, improved learning and school satisfaction occurs across all socio-economic levels.

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How to Choose the Right School for Your Child

Posted by Amanda Laserson on Oct 10, 2017 12:11:54 PM

Congratulations! You have made the great decision to enroll your child in a private school. Now what? There are many options, especially on Long Island and the surrounding tri-state area, but how can you choose the right school for your child? 

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How to Help Your Child Cope with Scary Events

Posted by Laura Kang on Oct 10, 2017 12:11:29 PM

Have you been asking yourself, "How can I help my child cope with scary events?" In light of the recent enormous tragedy in Las Vegas, it's important to remind ourselves as parents that children are not equipped to handle the same kinds of images and information that adults are able to. They have not yet developed a context for frightening images and information. It is important not to expose children to frightening graphic images or upsetting details during or after such events. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that parents, teachers, child care providers, and others create a buffer zone between the child and the ubiquitous media and talk about the violent event. Adults should filter the information about the crisis in such a way that a child can cope with the information. Author Mary Pipher calls this creating and maintaining the "shelter of each other."

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