Pittsburgh New Church School
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How does PNCS compare with Cyber-School?
Parents who are considering PNCS are sometimes also considering cyber schooling. Sometimes they ask our advice. Here are some things that we've observed.
Overall, there's a big difference between PNCS and cyber school. At PNCS:
- Teachers can work closely with each child, offering support, challenging, engaging, and interacting face to face.
- Students learn to work and play together. They build lasting friendships.
- The curriculum is enriched with arts, music, hands-on experiences, physical education, and gardening.
- Students collaborate: sharing books with each other, comparing methods of solving a math problem, giving each other feedback on written work, acting out stories or historical events, etc.
- Both models can allow students learn at their own level of ability.
- In both types, students will develop a degree of independence.
- At PNCS, students don't get overlooked or overwhelmed. A good cyber-school will also provide that safety net.