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When it is time for your child to transition out of the elementary school into a middle school, what can you do to make the transition a little easier for your son or daughter? How can you help your child learn his or her way around the school? What can you do to help him or her adapt to the larger building and more independent learning methods that typically start in middle school? My third son is about to transition into middle school this coming school year and I am not nearly as worried as I was with my older two. Now, I have the information I need to help him get through the transition with ease. Visit my blog to learn everything you need to know to help your child.

transitioning from elementary to middle school

Private School Vs. Public School: What Are The Differences In Each Type Of School?

Ella Morris

If your child is heading to school in the next few years, you may want to start thinking about what type of school to send your child to. You have a number of different options. You can send your child to public school, private school, a charter school or even home-school your child.

If the latter two aren't an option, private school and public school are still good options. See below for information on private schools and the differences they have from. public schools:


Yes, money is a big difference when deciding between the private and public school. Public schools do not charge tuition, they usually just charge you for a book rental. Private schools however will charge tuition and in some cases, it can be expensive. You can get help with tuition costs by getting scholarships in some cases, or even grants.

Private schools also are not government funded, so they may host quite a few fundraisers to help pay for things for the school such as books and computers.


Since private schools aren't government funded, they do not have to run like a public school. Public schools do not have a right to decline a student based on academics or otherwise. A private school can deny a student for having poor academic performance or for other reasons if they so choose.

A private school therefore may have a higher academic rate than a public school. Private schools usually do not determine acceptance based on where you live, so you do not have to be from a certain district like most public schools require.

Class Size

The classroom size in a private school is usually much less than that of a public school. Public schools, depending on the area can have up to 30 kids in a classroom, whereas a private school classroom size can be a third of that size.

Larger class sizes means less one on one attention from teachers, which can mean your child falling through the cracks and lead to failing grades. A smaller class size for your child means your child will get more attention and more one on one time.

Determining what is right for your child depends on your particular child. If your child has special needs, he may be better off in a private school where he can get the attention he needs. Your decision is personal and one that should be made as a family.