Benefits of Small Class Sizes

Walton Academy, a private school located in Greenville, North Carolina is unique for its small class sizes, highly qualified teachers, and a strong support system. Private schools with small class sizes are actually more desirable than those with larger ones, but have you ever wondered how it can actually benefit your child? One-on-One Having a […]

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Benefits of Music Lessons

Thinking of signing your child up for music lessons as an extracurricular activity? Learning to play an instrument can actually enhance the skills needed for education and social interaction. There are many more benefits of music education, including the following: Academic Skills Music and math are intertwined. Children learn how to create fractions, divide, and […]

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Teaching Confidence in Children

Children are constantly learning new skills, and along with those skills comes the confidence to use them. In order to truly thrive, kids need to trust in their capabilities while knowing that it is okay to not always succeed. Here are a few tips to help your kids feel confident and capable: Encourage New Things […]

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Homework Success Tips

Homework time can prove to be stressful as students must put their brains to work without their teacher’s help. It can also be a bit of a struggle to get homework time started after a long day at school. However, nagging is not the way to go. Here are some tips to help homework time […]

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Helping Your Child Get Motivated in School

If your child struggles with being motivated to make their best effort in school, there are a number of possibilities as to why. Learning issues, social challenges, attention or emotional problems can all cause disengagement in the classroom. However, not all students who are underperforming have a diagnosable problem. How can you, as a parent, […]

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Managing Back to School Stress

We are still in the early first few months of the school year, so those back-to-school jitters may still be present in students. It can be hard for young students to adjust to new schedules, busier days, new classmates, new teachers, etc. What can you do as a parent to help ease your child’s stress […]

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How Parental Involvement Impacts Student Success

Research has shown that students achieve more in school when their parents are involved in their education. So what conclusions have been drawn? Better Classroom Behavior Parental involvement can enhance academic performance in children as well as positively impact their attitude and behavior in the classroom. When a parent shows interest and gives encouragement, the […]

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Preparing for the First Day of School

Going back to school after a fun-filled summer can be a big adjustment. A new grade means new people, new teachers, and new expectations. A little bit of preparation at home can go a long way when it comes to walking through those doors on the first day of school. Here’s how to make the […]

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Pros and Cons of Technology in Classrooms

Many parents have questions about the impact of technology on learning. You may have heard that using devices enhances learning, or that screen time is bad for kids. If your thoughts are clouded on the subject of technology use, Walton Academy is here to help. Here is a list of the pros and cons of […]

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Welcome Walton Families!

To Our Walton Academy Parents, Welcome to an exciting 2019-2020 school year at Walton Academy! We can’t wait for another amazing year full of new learning experiences as we explore through literature, mathematics and STEAM. As this new year begins, please remember that the most meaningful factor in your child’s elementary school success is YOUR […]

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