Are Private schools really worth it?
It’s difficult to determine whether a school is academically better just because it is private, but you can certainly determine if a particular school is the best academic choice based on expert rankings. Private schools certainly have a reputation for having smaller class sizes, great teachers, and strong academics. While this is true at many private schools, there are certainly exceptions, and there are many public schools that also have these three things.
In many areas, we have a lot of middle-class anxiety and guilt these days about sending kids to government funded schools. Much of this can be attributed to one thing — what parents hear “over the back fence” about government schools.
When many people discuss schools whether good or bad, they’re talking about their own belief system, not genuine data accumulated through thorough research and experience.
When it comes to deciding where to place your child, however, the only way to do it properly is to “test-drive” a school much like you would a new car.