A few years ago, my wife and I found ourselves rather disillusioned with the quality of the education our daughter Teagan seemed to be getting from schools she had previously attended.
These had been, by all accounts, very good schools and were graduating top students, but we had very specific worries about the modern teaching methods as well as the curriculum itself.
In questioning our daughter and trying to assist her with assignments, we realised that she had not been taught what, to us, were basic concepts and skills. She had never even been introduced, for example, to a times table.
This was distressing to us and it really wasn't working for her. She was scoring well within the system, but we weren't satisfied that she wasn't just learning information instead of learning how to process information, how to think. So we went on a search for somewhere she could do just that.
My part in the search led me to pay a visit to New Providence Classical School. I was taken into a classroom and was thrilled and amazed to find that these children were learning in a very similar manner to the way my wife and I were taught, over three decades earlier, by drilling in the basic concepts, THEN learning how to apply them. In fact, the students I saw had learned things I hadn't even heard of at the same age.
They had completely won me and it didn't take much to convince my wife. We had Teagan tested and enrolled her for the next year.
So far, it's been a decision we have not regretted at all. Teagan is excelling in the Classical System and the administration and staff at NPCS have proven to be wonderful people who care about their students and work hard to give them the best educational experience possible.
We have, on many occasions, recommended NPCS to people looking for a school that will get the best out of their children.
What Other Parents Have Said
New Providence Classical School located Jerome Ave & Bar 20 Corner Nassau New Providence Bahamas. This learning institution has been a breath of fresh air for our son (Ryan J Bain). This particular school was chosen by my wife by accident and after she spoke with Mrs. Andrea Kelly and read the curriculum she was overwhelmed with it. Conversely it was easy to convince me and we were both sold on the school’s concepts.
After I researched the origin of the classical curriculum, I was somewhat jealous of my son and I wished I could go back to school to part-take in this quality learning environment.
We particularly love the professionalism, the course of studies and the small classroom environment that is conducive for a quality learning experience. As well as the constant progress report the school provides.
Today we had a great day in class!”
Written on the board one afternoon by the 3rd Grade Class
At my old school, I had to go to the library to get books, but now at my school I have lots of reading books right in my classroom! Every class has a library!”
First Grade Student
My school is the greatest! My school is helpful. They give us ways to help us learn and remember. The teachers never pull you down. They stay with you until you understand something. They take you sky high. I like my school!”
The sign says, “We Cultivate Your Mind” and my child’s mind has truly been cultivated. Even though in second grade she uses and understands big words. She has an increased desire to learn and a thirst for knowledge.”