Here are some examples of what the various types of private schools charge. Remember that this is merely a sampling. You should explore every school which interests you as part of your school search process.
Day schools are non-residential schools. Most of them offer classroom instruction Monday to Friday. Intramural sports and activities are fitted in during the week with many schools devoting an afternoon to non-classroom activities. Occasionally there will be events planned for Saturdays, in particular varsity sports.
- Forsyth Country Day School, Lewisville, North Carolina
- Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich, Connecticut
- Rye Country Day School, Rye, New York
Parochial schools are schools attached to a religious congregation. Religious instruction is an integral part of the academic program.
- Killian Hill Christian School, Lilburn, Georgia
- North Raleigh Christian Academy, Raleigh, North Carolina
- St. Joseph Parish School, Grafton, Wisconsin
- Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles
Montessori schools follow the teachings and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. Her early childhood method is very popular in North America.
- Montessori Community School, Durham, North Carolina
- Montessori International Children's House, Annapolis, Maryland
- Raintree Montessori School, Lawrence, Kansas
Waldorf schools follow the philosophy and teachings of the Austrian education, writer and philosopher, Rudolf Steiner.
Denominational high schools in the Episcopal, Baptist, Seventh Day Adventist, Jewish, Quaker and other faiths can be found throughout the country.
- Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
- Frankel Jewish Academy, Flint, Michigan
- Lutheran High School, Springfield, Illinois
- Sidwell Friends School, Washington, District of Columbia
Boarding schools are residential high schools. Most offer a 7 days a week boarding program. A few allow students to return home for the weekend. While boarding schools tend to be more expensive than day schools simply because they provide room and board and 24/7 supervision, they are good value because they teach your child to begin to live away from home as well as providing a complete education and extracurricular and sports programs in one package.
- Foxcroft School, Middleburg, Virginia
- The Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
- Kent School, Kent, Connecticut
- Shattuck-St. Mary's School, Faribault, Minnesota
A subset of boarding schools are the junior boarding schools which serve the middle school grades. You can find more junior boarding schools at Junior Boarding Schools Association.
- Indian Mountain School, Lakeville, Connecticut
- Rumsey Hall School, Washington, Connecticut
- St. Catherine's Academy, Anaheim, California
Special needs schools offer programs to remediate a host of learning differences.
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