Small Class Sizes: Why Is Class Size Important?

The small class sizes of a classical school are one of the main reasons so many parents opt for a private school. Oftentimes, private schools offer more individual attention because the classes have fewer students.  While many parents know that class size is important, they don’t always know the full benefits of smaller classes. Below, we take a look at a few core reasons to opt for a smaller classroom. #1 Shy Students Can’t Hide Imagine your child in a larger class with 30-35 students. Perhaps your child struggles with math. Maybe most of the other students struggle with it

STEAM vs STEM: What’s the Difference?

STEAM vs STEM, what’s the difference? How do they change your child’s educational path? What should you prioritize as a parent?  For many educational institutions, there’s an increased need to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts with the arts (the A in STEAM). This integration functions across the entirety of some curriculums, bring creativity into other fields of study.  As an array of industries broadcast the need for future employees to be more flexible, with broader skills, the STEAM vs STEM debate takes over. Often, teachers in STEAM settings see students gain a better understanding of the connections

Importance of Education: Building a Strong Foundation

When it comes to the importance of education, there’s no better start than a strong foundation. Simply ask any homeowner how important the foundation is to the home. Likely, they’ll tell you how much it costs to fix a broken foundation.  When you hear the horror stories people have to go through, it’s clear that the slab of concrete beneath your home is vital to its structure. If it sustains damage, it causes cracks to show throughout the home, derailing future sails or even leading to a complete reconstruction.  As these literal foundations are important, so too are our metaphorical

How to Keep Children Safe Online

Online safety is a serious matter, and it’s crucial for parents to know how to keep children safe online. Oftentimes, the statistics are panic-inducing and staggering.  Under the age of 10, roughly 9 out 10 children spend time on the internet in some capacity.  Out of every 5 children, 1 has experienced inappropriate solicitation online.  Of every 4 children, 1 has seen adult content in some form.  For teenagers, roughly 6 out of 10 have received a direct message or an email from a stranger.  Among those teens, half replied to that message.  The Internet offers us constant access to

6 Benefits of Nightly Reading

With the benefits of nightly reading, kids gain a real boost. At our classical school, Houston parents often ask us about reading at home.  Often, we think that kids read far less today than they used to. In fact, some studies show that fewer than 20% of teens in America read for pleasure.  Now, it’s not always easy to have your child curl up with a good book for hours on end. Oftentimes, they lean more towards gaming, social media, texting, and exploring the digital world. However, with a mere 20 minutes, they gain the benefits of nightly ready.  20

Positive School Climate: How Important Is It?

For some parents, the phrase “positive school climate” might not carry much meaning. Oftentimes, a school is a place for children to see their friends, play games and sports, and learn a few things. The idea of school as a community doesn’t always cross parents’ minds.  In many cases, students in most schools just want to get through the day, study for the next test, and stay current on their assignments. However, recent years have brought about a change in Houston private schools and public schools.  Moreover, many classical schools (like Saint Nicholas School) are a great place to find