Directories

We offer several directories to aid in your choice of a private school. Included are quick links to national, regional and state associations, a list of offline resources to aid in our decision, and local school directories for several metropolitan areas.
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The Seattle area is home to many fine private schools as well as to major companies such as Microsoft, Boeing and Starbucks.

 

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Photo by Bina SvedaThe historic metropolitan Boston area offers a wide range of academic and cultural activities. Just as impressive is the area's selection of private schools which cater to almost every need.
 
A fine transportation network and the fact that the Big Dig is finally finished make Boston a wonderful place in which to live and go to school. After graduation, there are thirty-seven colleges and universities to choose from. Head north a few hours and you will find excellent skiing in the winter and a host of recreational activities in the summer. Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard to the east and south are treasures in their own right. Boston's accommodations and restaurants are decidely world-class. Perhaps one of these fine schools should be on your short list.
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Litchfield County, Connecticut, is home to a couple of dozen excellent schools catering to just about every need. The setting about 90 miles north of New York City is convenient to one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Picturesque vistas, rolling hills, ancient stone walls as well as quaint New England villages and towns dot the county's landscape.  Plenty of acceptable restaurants and accommodations can be found for those inevitable parents' weekends and other family occasions.

 

 

Do you prefer to peruse a book rather than going online to find private schools? If so, there are some excellent guides to private schools available. While most of the information contained in these guides can be found online, the truth is that most of us do not have the time nor the expertise to do all that research involved.  If you are beginning a serious search for private schools for your children, then buy one of these guidebooks. Use it as a reference tool.
 
Besides the cost factor, the only real disadvantage to this method of researching schools is that the information is frequently out of date.

 

What is the difference between a private school association and a directory? Associations are an affinity group, i.e., a group of private schools. A directory is listings compiled by a commercial or other entity. Several of these directories are very useful for finding out local knowledge. These helpful guides are usually written by a local expert who lives and works in the area. They will help you fill in a lot of blanks as you do your due diligence on schools in their area.

 

 

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