Summertime is funtime! Long days, trips to the beach, staying up late and sleeping in, fun with friends, video game marathons… vacation is a kid’s dream, and it spreads out before them like an endless adventure. But soon enough, it’s time to start thinking about school again. This can be a challenge for children - and parents! - who have grown accustomed to a different, and often more flexible, schedule.

How can you get your child back on track and in the right mindframe to return to school?

Anna Hasskamp is an Emmanuel Parent and ELS Admissions Officer.

1. Why did you choose Emmanuel?

“We have four kids all together, and 3 years ago we were looking for a school where our three elementary aged kids could attend all together. We also wanted a loving, Christian environment and teachers who could both challenge and work with our kids in the areas they needed it most. We were looking for a place where they could broaden themselves as people, experience sports, the arts and service. I’m happy to say, we have found all of that at Emmanuel!”

For parents considering whether to choose private or public education for their children, academics, athletics, community, and class-size are important factors. However, safety is often the key concern for parents of school-aged children. In this article, we have compiled a short list of four ways in which private Christian schools are safer than public schools.

Should I send my child to private, public, or charter school? The key to answering this question is to thoroughly research your options, invest in your child’s education, and choose what you believe is best for him or her. 

Well-rounded education is the goal of most schools, and each system has its own set of successes and challenges. We have developed a short e-book, to help parents dtermine what system is best for their children. 

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