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Preparation for Elementary Schools

Leaving The Suzuki School

The majority of our students leave The Suzuki School in either Primary or Kindergarten, depending on the family's choice of either public or private elementary school and the timing of the child's fifth birthday.  Of these, approximately 60 percent enroll in Atlanta private schools; the rest attend public schools.  The Suzuki School staff is familiar with the expectations of many of the area independent schools and works with the children and parents to prepare the children for these schools.

As early childhood educators, our first priority at Suzuki is to develop in each and every child a sense of confidence and self worth. We hear repeatedly from the independent schools that this sense of assurance, coupled with the ability to listen and follow directions, and to converse and interact
with peers and teachers alike, is the hallmark of a successful student. Suzuki students excel in these areas.

Virtually all of the students who apply to area private schools are accepted and thrive in their new school environment. We work closely with families to apply to private schools in which their child
will thrive.

Applying to Private Schools:

We work closely with our families during the Private School application and acceptance process. Each year the leadership staff visits select Private Schools to get an update on their programs and expectations. The private school education process starts off each year with an an independent school seminar hosted in the fall by our school. This event includes a panel discussion by Suzuki parents who applied in prior years at the various school as well as a presentation by the Suzuki Head of Schools on the application process. Throughout the process we meet with parents with individual appointments to address specific questions and concerns. In addition, we assist parents as they evaluate their child’s true personality, learning style and ability to identify schools which may be a good fit for their child.