All About Private Schools

The decision to send your child to private school is a big one. Many parents must weigh the benefits of a private education against the huge expense. There are many resources available to help parents with this decision. You can not only go to the websites of the schools you may be looking at, but also websites provide comparative information about schools and their rankings along with tips to help make the decision an easier one including how to choose the right school.

Why Choose Private School

There are many different reasons why parents choose to send their kids to private school. Every family has their own reasons for choosing a private education. Some find the higher academic standards are important, while others look at the high school rankings. Many others look at how a private education can help them get into a good college.

Private School Review Several reasons to choose private school. Each reason includes an in-depth look.

Schools Worldwide Several reasons why many parents choose private school over public school.

Council for American Private Education Several reasons why it is a good idea to choose a private school.

A Private Education A list of the advantages of choosing a private school.

Benefits of a Private Education Several reasons to choose a private education.

Private Schools vs. Public School

The great debate between private schools vs. public schools has been going on for years. There are some who believe we should always support our public school systems, and the cost of private school does not necessarily outweigh the benefits. Those who want to send their kids to private schools often believe that the smaller size and smaller student to teacher ratio provides a better education for their children. Private school also offer special programs and the higher school rankings that many private schools have will be better for their kids. In the end, it is a personal choice that needs to be made by individual families based on their own needs.

Private Schools vs. Public Schools A comprehensive look at private vs. public schools.

Great Schools Information about private vs. public schools.

Comparison of Private Schools vs. Public Schools A statistical comparison of the reading and math scores between private and public school children.

Education The debate about public vs. private.

Public vs. Private and Charter Schools The results of a study done by the National Center for Education Statistics on performance in reading and math.

Education Bug The advantages of both public and private schools.

Cost of Private School

One of the biggest issues for many parents when they are considering sending their child to private school is the huge cost. Although there are higher costs involved, there are many ways that parents can get help: scholarships and financial aid are available for those who qualify. There are also different costs depending on the school, and where the school is located.

Family Education How families can afford private school.

An Educated Choice Calculating the cost of private school.

Private Schools Guide to paying for private school.

Private School Scholarship Programs A list of programs to help pay for private school.

Great Schools The cost of private schooling.

Private School Costs The cost of private school.

Bloomberg The high cost of private schools in New York.

Choosing a Private School

There are many things to take into consideration when families start looking at private schools. It is important to decide what is important to you and base your decision on that. For many they are looking for the top ranking high schools in hopes that it will help their children get into the right college. For others, it is all about the atmosphere and teachers who will help their children get the most out of the experience.

Private School Review Information about schools. Users can select private schools and compare them to each other to help in the selection process.

Choosing a Private School Questions to ask and things to consider when choosing a private school.

Choosing the Right Private School A list of steps to take when choosing a private school.

Guide to Choosing a Private School Tips on how to choose a private school that is right for your child.

Tips for Choosing a Private School 5 quick tips when choosing a private school.

Choosing a School A list of several things to consider when looking at private schools.

NAIS Admission information and school search information for parents.

Additional Resources

Choosing a School A very detailed article of things to look at when choosing a school whether private or public.

America's Best Prep Schools The Forbes list of the top ranking high schools based on student/teacher ratios, school environment, and the education of the teachers.

Educational Gateway Several articles about private school and how to get more information.

Boarding Schools A list of some of the best boarding schools in the US.

Education Portal Results of a study on public schools vs. private schools.