Home Education has been a major area of education in India and abroad for a long time. But the idea is not new. We have been talking about starting home schools for years. It’s also possible that this idea is unique to you.
I just started my private school and I’m loving it! While teaching online classes for the past five years, I realized I was missing out on having my students around me.
As a home educator, there’s nothing better than seeing your kids walk through the door. And as a parent, you’ll always wonder how they will turn out when they reach their teens.
That’s why I decided to create my private school where I could teach my children all the things I didn’t get to guide them in school. I also wanted to create a school where my kids could learn various subjects, from math, art, history, and science.
This might be the perfect opportunity if you’re interested in starting a private school for kids. I am suggesting this because the parents will have to start school inside their home. And that means they’ll be taking care of the classroom, the curriculum, the teaching material, the students’ food, the parents’ time, etc. For this reason, I’d like to suggest that starting a private school in your home could be easier and more cost-effective than starting a traditional one.
What is a private school?
A private school is where you can send your children to learn from a passionate teacher about education and the subjects they teach.
Parents, teachers, and students work together to provide a safe learning environment for students and a great educational experience for parents.
Unlike public schools, private schools do not have to follow a standardized curriculum but can pick and choose what they teach and how they teach it.
Teachers can use their creativity to teach their subjects, which means they can teach students how to solve problems, write essays, and make art.
How to start a private school
I know many people who started their schools, so I decided to do the same. I’ve been teaching online classes for the past five years, and while I loved it, I missed the interaction of real-life learning.
I decided to start a private school because I wanted a place where my kids could interact with each other, play, and learn. I wanted them to feel like they were part of the class.
I spent three months planning and then launching my school. While I’m still working on it, I’m already seeing the results of my decision. My students are growing up and starting to interact with each other. They’re learning, playing, and having fun.
How can you do this?
If you think, “starting a school sounds impossible,” you’re thinking too hard. I’ll tell you what I did, and you can adapt it to fit your situation.
Who can run a private school?
It’s no secret that home education is growing at an exponential rate. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there were over 5.4 million homeschooling families in the United States as of 2015.
While many parents enjoy the freedom and convenience of homeschooling, others are concerned with safety issues, lack of resources, and more.
If you’re one of those parents, there is an opportunity for you to provide the services that other families are looking for.
As a private home educator, you can offer an after-school care program, a co-op, a preschool program, or anything in between.
I’ve recently launched a private school called the Sunset School.
My school is designed to help families like yours learn how to teach at home effectively.
As a parent, you are already a teacher. You need to find the tools and resources to help you do your job better.
Who can teach at a private school?
I’ve taught at private schools for ten years. If you can get your head around this, you can do it yourself.
Private schools are great for children with special needs, and the quality of education is amazing. But I love teaching at private schools because I get to see my kids every day.
I have two boys, and I’m sure I’ll have more. While my husband and I homeschooled our kids for years, I could never take them out of the house.
When we started our private school, it allowed us to pick and choose who we wanted to teach. We could provide the best education to our kids, and we were free to do what we wanted.
While you don’t need any qualifications to start your private school, you do need to be a strong teacher. There’s a lot of pressure to teach the kids well, and you’ll need to be firm but fair.
You must also be ready to spend long hours in front of your computer. Being stuck in the house all day is no fun, so you’ll need the discipline to keep yourself motivated.
Frequently asked questions about Home Education.
Q: How did you start your private school?
A: I wanted to start my school when my son was in preschool because I felt we were not getting the education we should be. I thought creating a private school would provide us with more flexibility and time to be together as a family.
Q: How did you decide which subjects to teach?
A: Our curriculum was based on the National and Common Core standards. We have also taken many online classes, including English, math, science, and history.
Q: What’s the most interesting subject to teach?
A: History is very interesting to teach because it opens your eyes to what our society was like a century ago or a few decades ago. You also teach kids about famous historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Amelia Earhart.
Top Myths About Home Education
- You are not allowed to homeschool.
- Homeschooling is expensive.
- Home education will never work.
A private school is a perfect solution to what to do with your child once you’ve finished their formal education. They can help develop the skills they’ll need to go on to university, apprenticeships, work, and anything else.
The problem is that most parents can’t afford to send their kids to private schools. This is where home education comes in.
However, you don’t need to be rich to start your private school. Most of the schools in the UK are completely free, and you can create your own by renting out a room.
This method doesn’t require much in the way of investment either. Most of the time, you only have to pay the rent for a single room, and it’s up to you to provide your child with whatever curriculum you want them to follow.
If you can provide a suitable space, there is no reason why you can’t open a home school.