Good. Better. Best. What Makes a Private School the Best?
- September 17, 2018
- Posted by: Lori Gordon
- Category: Dallas Private School
The concept of being ‘different’ is often misconstrued. These days being different is more like a trend; often even a competition. But the idea of being different when it comes to education calls for a broader definition of the word that can also translate to mean being the best.
When it comes to the best academic school in Texas, we have living proof that being different means being better. Our 2018 Graduating Class averages
- over $80,000 of scholarships awarded per graduate
- almost a full year of completed college credit per graduate
- a 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale in college work, done at college
At Yorktown Education, students experience their environment rather than being told about it or reading about it. It’s a kind of ‘learning by doing’ approach, although officially it’s known as ‘Project-based Learning’.
It puts the student in charge to become the historian, the detective, the archivist or whatever the role may be, to ferret out what it takes to make the project work best.
Project-based learning has been around for half a century, but it’s being newly discovered as a viable process in the classroom that sparks students’ enthusiasms, making them come alive to learning with the desire to know pushing them forward to find answers.
Some of the greatest minds in history have been proponents of project-based learning and educators know the value of it in developing critical thinking skills through questioning, research, and inquiry.
Project-based learning promotes the exchange of ideas and healthy collaboration and these are part of what makes Yorktown Education the outstanding school that it is. Students thrive in an open, free-thinking environment that says, “do what you love”. When students are in touch with themselves and focused on their true passion for learning, they naturally have more to contribute to any project.
A Yorktown student may enter between the ages of 5 years old to 17 years old. They will experience educational differences such as:
- The start of Mandarin Chinese language classes at age 5, continuing for six years.
- Advanced students may start college work as young as 14 years old
- Students advance faster by ability and are not held back by grade level.
Find out how Yorktown Education can be the difference in your child’s education. Contact us today and schedule a tour.