Many parents today are opting to enroll their children in Christian education. What are the benefits to a Christian education?
For one, the focus is, of course, on God, and on incorporating the bible into everyday lessons. Many families do not feel like secular, unbiased public schools are adequately ensuring that their children receive education which remembers and hearkens to the lessons that are ultimately God given. Christian educations teach obedience, respect, and love of scripture. A child is not well educated if they can solve for x, but not understand what their relationship is with God.
Another advantage of a private high school, which many Christian schools are, is that it allows parents to opt for a more rigorous educational program than what their child would have received in public schools, since many public schools are inadequately funded. Because of this advantage, a fair amount of non Christians will send their children to receive Christian education, since there are often Christian private schools but not Jewish, Muslim, Atheist private schools, et cetera. Independent schools are also released from many of the state laws and restrictions governing public schools, so that prayer is allowed, et cetera.
Some parents might not agree with Christian education, especially in cases where understanding of other belief systems is glossed over, or scientific facts are misinterpreted, which can ultimately be detrimental to the overall education of the child. However, most Christian education day schools are renowned for their adherence to academic guidelines so that their students are able to receive a great academic education along with their religious education. This is true for Norfolk private school, for example.