Why Choose an Independent School?
In independent schools students respect and learn from each other, work and play together, and often remain friends long after graduation. The adults in independent schools genuinely enjoy children and are interested in partnering and conferencing with parents. Just as the word independent suggests, the approach to education or the mission is unique to each school, but the structure of a Board of Trustees and Head of School is often similar. To learn more about independent schools visit the National Association of Independent Schools website (NAIS) and explore the characteristics of independent schools, the advantage of the education, the kinds of schools in the network, choosing the right school, and financing an education.
If you are still unsure, talk to a Valley School parent, an alumnus, or a teacher. Find out what they like, why they return, or why they choose to stay.