Why Start a New Elementary and Middle School?
It’s a question we at 4Points Academy often get asked when we meet with parents. After all, our school is located in a good school district, with high achieving schools. Yet even with the success of these public schools, there are still certain things that parents acknowledge are missing:
At 4Points Academy we provide our students with a safe and nurturing environment that allows them to flourish and grow, and we provide our parents with visibility to and a voice in navigating their child’s learning. At 4Points, we emphasize core subject mastery and and provide small class sizes to enable individual student attention. We provide specialist teachers who can instill a depth of knowledge in our student’s learning, and we offer 1-1 technology, foreign languages, art, music, sports mechanics, and more, … in order to give our students a well-rounded academic experience. We also take the additional steps to understand each student, to identify the student’s needs, and to foster an environment that that will allow each student to grow into confident, compassionate, courageous, and committed young men and women. We go beyond the academics to emphasize cultural diversity, global awareness, information technology skills, business and financial literacy, public speaking and presentation skills, as well as proper handwriting, posture, manners, use of eye contact, and yes, even a firm handshake!
Another important way we distinguish from public schools is that we do not waste valuable classroom time teaching to a standardized test. There is no STAAR exam to focus on. Instead, there is a continuous focus on each student and meeting their academic and social needs.
Why all of this? Because we want our students to be confident and articulate, to be “book smart” as well as “world smart”. We want our students to be 21st century students, academically and socially ready for high school, college, and beyond.
Are we a great educational option? Without a doubt, we are – we know so! We encourage you to come and see for yourself. Have your child experience the academic journey that will prepare them for their future success.
Eustace Isidore is a founder and director at 4Points Academy, a private elementary and middle school in Steiner Ranch, Austin. Visit their website at www.4pointsacademy.com.