Why IDS? Parents Reflect on School Decision

At the Independent Day School, we understand just how important a decision it is when it comes to where to send your child for their education. There are many factors that go into your decision and a lot of options to consider. Here at IDS, we want to make this process as easy and smooth as possible, while ensuring you that this is a special school and community in which your child can thrive and grow to their fullest potential. 

As we head into our in-person Open House this Saturday, November 7, here is what current parents have to say about their decision to send their children to IDS.

“My husband and I began searching for an alternative to public school for our son when he was in 5th grade. Although our school district was a strong one, we found that our son wasn’t getting enough. He thrived on learning and wanted more. The teacher was stretched with over 20 kids in the class and couldn’t provide the extra focus he needed  like giving him additional assignments or helping him build on his enthusiasm about learning. Once moving him to IDS we wished we would have done it years earlier. The quality of the faculty is exceptional and the focus is on the children as individuals with different needs who at times require different teaching styles. Teachers are not constrained by state regulations based on testing and are creative and inspirational. My son flourished in this environment which challenged him and nurtured his love of learning.”
- Parent ‘17, ‘22

Our teachers are passionate and committed to making sure that every student is provided the individual tools they need to succeed. 

“Our children love going to school at IDS and have gained true confidence in their ability to learn, take academic risks, and in their sense of self. The curriculum at IDS is challenging, immersive, and creative. The environment is incredibly nurturing, and our kids feel safe and supported within their school community. We are grateful for the opportunity to send our children to IDS. They are flourishing!” - Parent ‘24, ‘26

At IDS, we inspire a sense of fearless learning, in which students are comfortable making mistakes, and then learning and growing from them. 

“We always wanted a school that treated our children as individuals, and not just one of many. We have found that at IDS! Our children are learning in a nurturing environment
where they are also challenged academically. The small class sizes ensure our children’s needs are individually met, and the teachers and parents work together to see each child succeed. In a short time, I have seen our children’s mind and character grow!” - Parent ‘27, ‘29

The Independent Day School takes pride in being a purposefully small school, where every child is known and valued and is pushed in their strengths while being given the support where they need it.

Come discover IDS and see for yourself what makes this such a special place to be!
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