Christian Schools – 12% growth in 2021, 15% Growth Expected in 2022, Homeschooling Tripled in Past 3 Years
You want a Christian School for your child? Expect a waitlist to enroll. Homeschooling – unprecedented growth as well. Some 16.1% of all Black children are now homeschooled. It's happening in the city. It's happening in the suburbs. It's happening in small towns. Parents are opting for reading, writing, arithmetic – and moral and spiritual values. Over 35,000 North Texas children have been pulled from public schools in the past three years going to Christian schools or homeschooling. And this phenomena may accelerate.
Some 750 attendees are expected in March to the Christian Schools Conference in San Diego. One of the hosts, Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), state that the growth of faith-based schools in the United States is unprecedented. One of the reasons is that over 90% of Christian schools remained in-person open over the past two years. Consequently, student testing and academic excellence continued. The other reason of course is the parent's belief that the religious schools help provide the moral and spiritual compass for their children. Based on April 2020 statistics, some 11% of all students in the United States are now homeschooled, up from 3.3% some four years ago. In addition, approximately 11% of all students now attend either Catholic or Evangelical Protestant schools – a huge increase particularly in the Evangelical schools.