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Ep. 38 | Public or Private High School?

I speak with a lot of parents who struggle over the decision to send their children to public or private high schools. Their struggle is well-founded. There are many factors that play a role in this important decision. I break down the pros and cons in today’s episode.

Show Notes:

I speak with a lot of parents who struggle over the decision to send their children to public or private high schools. Their struggle is well-founded. There are many factors to consider in this important decision. 

This episode is also valuable to parents who already have children in high school because it uncovers insights based on the type of high school your child attends (private or public).

Here is what I discuss in this episode:

0:02:00 Factors that drive the decision
0:02:12 Religious affiliation
0:03:38 Cost of attendance
0:05:48 Athletics
0:08:43 Quality of teaching
0:10:21 Social life
0:13:51 Diversity or homogeneity?
0:14:56 Peer pressure
0:16:18 College preparedness
0:17:51 Case Study - Twin Harbors
0:19:23 Case Study - Ridley Academy
0:20:03 Case Study - Chadwick Academy
0:20:33 Case Study - Strake Jesuit
0:21:33 Bottom Line

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