NAIS Graduates are Prepared for the future
The National Association of Independent (NAIS) schools across the United States are preparing their students more than ever for college and beyond. The statistics are in and they are staggering.
Oak Hill Academy in Monmouth County, New Jersey, is one of those independent schools that continues educate high achievers. Students emerge well prepared for all aspects of their future schooling as well as ready for society.
Nearly 100% of the graduates of NAIS schools go on to college ranging in majors from journalism to nuclear physics. They come out of school with SAT scores on average 293 points higher than other students. Academically challenged students where 76% of which stating that their schoolwork makes them curious to learn more and 74% enjoying tasks that require a lot of mental effort. These grads are over three times more likely to attend top-ranked universities than graduates of other high schools. Success builds in the foundation of a strong academic atmosphere found in independent elementary and middle schools.
This education presents children with the skills to be better readers, writers, mathematicians, and just outright thinkers. These children also develop a sense of social responsibility as they perform community service. As they move on to high school they tend to be more capable of asking good questions, formulating logical arguments, and communicating well thought-out ideas. They use their knowledge and skills to be leaders and to collaborate with their peers.
29% of NAIS grads find themselves extremely active in key extracurricular activities compared to 19% of public school graduates and nearly 45% held leadership positions in a club/organization. These roles helped them develop time-management and communication skills. Participation in these extracurricular activities also show higher levels of well-being later in life.
Byproducts of an independent school education also encompass a host of other factors. Self-confidence and being able to take well thought-out risks lead these grads to careers which use their imaginations to seek innovation. This results in producing deep thinkers able to take on challenges as well as measure situations to make good decisions.
Also, because of the broad exposure to varied curriculum, NAIS grads build curiosity and global awareness. It is also found they can think on their feet, have a good amount of resilience, and possess very effective social skills.
Parents committed to sending their children to NAIS schools realize that their financial investment will have far reaching consequences. It pays great future dividends as these students become adults fulfilled and successful in their chosen fields of endeavor.