Celebrating holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving in the classroom is rarely an issue for schools and parents. It is the more religious holidays, like Christmas and Hanukkah, that many school administrators have trouble handling. As the holiday season approaches, parents may want to think about their religious beliefs and the type of academic environment they would like their children to be in before they begin the school admission process.
If families have strong religious beliefs, then parents may want to send their children to independent schools in New York City (NYC) that mix educational lessons with the moral lessons of a specific faith. As a result of all the diversity that can be found in the Big Apple, Catholic, Jewish, Islamic, and many other kinds of schools can all be found in NYC or its surrounding areas. These schools will hire teachers who share the parents’ value system. The school will be free to discuss religious matters as part of the education they provide.
However, some families are confident in their religious beliefs, but would still like their children to be exposed to different viewpoints in a school setting. In these cases, schools with a diverse student body may be a better option. Just as there are many schools with a religious affiliation, there are equally a variety of non-denominational NYC private schools and boarding schools in the NYC area.
In fact, boarding schools are an excellent setting for students who wish to meet others their age from different cultures. Due to the fact that pupils at these schools live in dormitories and do not have to commute to class, part of the student population is often made up of kids from other countries. As a result, boarding schools provide a great opportunity to learn about diverse traditions.
Parents who want to make sure they have chosen the right school for their children may want to consider seeking assistance from an educational consulting firm.