Half the class size = twice the attention

With eight to 15 students, PHDS classes average half the size of those in public schools.

When a class has fewer children, good things happen: Your child becomes an individual, not just a face in the crowd. Teachers devote attention not just to the class as a whole, but to the specific strengths and needs of every child in it. As a result, they tailor instruction to each student, so they master all subjects not to the class average, but to their own highest ability.

What's more, answers about questions about your child's progress, educational needs and special resources are generally just a phone call away – not the last step in an elaborate, drawn-out, convoluted bureaucratic process.