Experiences from the Bassett Family
The following is from the Bassett family! They have three children enrolled in Sterling.
"We started looking for something different when our oldest was in 6th grade at a public middle school. He was not enjoying a lot of the things that went on at his middle school, nor was he feeling academically engaged or challenged. We looked at several private schools, but what stood out most about Sterling, to us as parents, was the Biblical worldview across the curriculum, combined with the classical approach to education. The fact that Sterling incorporates Charlotte Mason into the classical teaching is the absolute perfect fit for our kids.
Our oldest likes the books and engaging conversations in his classes. Our middle kiddo is excited about the smaller class sizes and the online weekly schedule/lesson plans (Renweb) because he has watched his brother use it and likes the idea of having that organization. Our youngest is really excited to be challenged and to participate in theater and garden club!
I always tell prospective families that Sterling is the complete package. We love the smaller environment where everyone knows our kids, and we can feel the warmth of a Christ-centered community. School is engaging for our kids again, and they come home excited to share their learning. Even our middle and youngest (who finished last year in public school) felt they learned so much just during the time spent on their shadow day.
We couldn't be happier with our decision to switch to Sterling. All three of our kiddos are very much looking to starting school in the Fall!"