Le Rosey which bills itself as 'the prestigious international boarding school' tops the scale at a princely $82,000 in tuition and fees. Sundries are not included. The school is located in Switzerland and is owned a Swiss couple who are 'Les Directeurs'. What sort of clientele enjoys Le Rosey's proximity to some of the best skiing in the world? You guessed it: children of the rich and famous from every corner of the globe. The site makes nary a mention of financial aid.
Back in the real world private schools in the U.S. get along with boarding tuition and fees running in the $40-45,000 range. Forman School tops the list at $53,000. Most day schools will cost about $30,000 a year.
At the bottom of the scale in terms of fees are the parochial schools. The Roman Catholic, Jewish, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Seventh Day Adventist, Christian and Muslim schools offer great educations for a very reasonable cost. Most of these schools are day schools. Schools like the Cristo del Rey schools specifically target at risk children from families which could not otherwise afford a private school education.
Here are a dozen or so girls' schools' public thoughts about themselves and their missions.
Make Summer a Special Time! If you have children in private school, then you are most likely looking at three months, perhaps even longer, which you must fill with activities of one kind or another during the long summer break.
Are You Liable? Is your DEL key about to get gaveled? It doesn't matter whether you teach in a public or private school setting. You expose yourself to legal risks every single day on the job.
How Much Do Schools Cost? Private schools charge everything from nothing at all to well over $50,000 a year for their services. Here are some examples of what the various types of private schools charge.
Paying for Private School Some people can write a check for a year's tuition and never miss it. The rest of us have to be creative. Here are some options for paying for a private school education.
Free Schools There are but a few free private schools in the United States. Most of them were founded by visionary businessmen who believed that children from working class and poor families should have the same educational advantages as children from families with money.
Scholarships Scholarships for private school students are rather limited. Most support students in their area. Here are some organizations which offer funding.