The Advantages of an Independent School Education

January 20th, 2017

Sending your child to an independent school in North Texas may be one of the most beneficial decisions you can make. At Selwyn School, an independent, non-sectarian, college-preparatory day school serving kindergarten through grade 12, students are prepared for success by combining a challenging academic curriculum, including the fine arts and athletics, with unique extracurricular activities. Our students grow into independent thinkers and creative problem solvers who are highly resilient and emotionally intelligent leaders prepared for effective global citizenship.

The most important advantage of being an independent school is simply the independence. Selwyn is led by a board of trustees, rather than a public school board. Without the state mandates on curriculum, textbooks, and testing, Selwyn educators have the ability and opportunity to provide educational experiences tailored to the needs, interests, and developmental rate of each individual child. All classes have low student-to-faculty ratios and challenge students to be their best, establish self-discipline, and self-reliance.

At Selwyn, students learn, discover new interests, and develop their skills in a highly interactive, diverse educational environment. At all age levels, Selwyn students work in groups to solve problems, conduct experiments and research in labs, explore the arts, and engage in debates about global issues. With our extensive extracurricular program, including athletics, music, the arts, the Perspectives Travel Program, outdoor education, student government, and more, the Selwyn academic experience will prepare your children not only for college, but for a lifelong love of education and learning. Thanks to our high academic standards, students emerge from their time at Selwyn to be independent, creative, resilient, emotionally intelligent, and prepared.

Selwyn is fortunate to have a prolific Parent Teacher Organization. Meetings are held regularly during the school year on the third Tuesday of every month. All parents and teachers are welcome and encouraged to participate in meetings, classroom support activities, grounds-keeping initiatives, and campus events. Our goal is to enhance the educational experience of Selwyn students, and in general, make Selwyn School a better place to learn, teach, and strengthen the community.

If you’re interested in enrolling your child at Selwyn School, visit our website or contact us for more information. The Admissions Office welcomes the opportunity to meet and talk to you personally.

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