Black Ice By Lorene Cary
Casualties of Privilege: Essays on Prep Schools' Hidden Culture by Louis Crosier
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Saving Miss Oliver's by Stephen Davenport
For example, the Harry Potter series gives a romanticized view of life in an English boarding school. The dining hall and faculty gowns still exist in many English schools. Everything else is delightful fantasy. Goodbye Mr. Chips! is a two tissue tear jerker. Dead Poets Society always leaves a lump in your throat. School Ties shows the kind of nasty prejudice which was the norm way back when.
- Chasing Holden (2003) with DJ Qualls, Rachel Blanchard, Colin Fox
- Dead Poets Society (1989) with Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke
- The Emperors Club (2002) with Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch and Joel Gretsch
- Finding Forrester (2000) with Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham
- Goodbye, Mr.
A private school is a school which is funded by non-public monies. In other words no government funding or other tax-payer funds are used to sustain the school's operations. If the school is incorprated and established as a 501 (c) (3) entity, it will generally not be liable for local and state taxes. In that sense a private school is subsidized by the public treasury. For this reason many private schools consider it politic and prudent to pay property taxes, sewer taxes and other local taxes to ensure that the local services such as fire, police and emergency first responders are available when needed.
A country day school is a nice name for a private day school set on some beautiful treed acreage. That's right. It is really nothing more than a marketing term.
A parochial school is a type of private school. Generally parochial schools are attached to a church or other religious institution. That institution usually subsidizes the operations of the school as part of its ministry. A parochial school is usally governed by individuals selected by the religious institution. In the Roman