The video, “Local private schools report higher enrollment for 2020-2021 school year,” by News 4 Tucson KVOA-TV, was published as Tucson-area schools were opening for the 2000-2021 school year when the COVID pandemic forced many schools to turn to virtual learning models. The two schools profiled in the segment increased enrollment from the previous academic year.
The head of Salpointe High School, which opened in 1950, mentioned an increase in enrollment of 60 students. She suggested that private schools have fewer loops to jump through than public schools and fewer students with special needs.
This eased the burden of adapting to the distance learning model and other restrictions resulting from the pandemic. On the day they filmed the segment, Salpointe High School was teaching its 340 entering first-year students how to use distance learning technologies.
Faith Christian School grew from 37 to 47 students, which they speculated may have been helped by their class sizes being smaller than those of public schools.
While both schools increased their tuition for the 2020-2021 school year, the tuition increases were unrelated to the pandemic.
To lear more, consult the video above and search online for private schools around you and each of their offerings.