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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...
There are not many scholarships for K-12 private school students. Still, it is worth doing your research in this area to uncover the scholarships which do exist. Several states have programs set up which allow citizens to contribute to funding for private schools. Arizona and Washington offer special tax credits for gifts to private schools for scholarships.
This is the most exciting part of the 'paying for private school' picture. Understand that each private school is independent. Each school stands on its own two feet financially speaking. That's why financial aid will vary from school to school. Older, established schools such as Andover and Exeter have substantial endowment funds. That's why they and a few other schools can offer a virtually free education to students who come from families which make below a certain amount. $75,000, for example. But you will have to visit the schools' web sites to find out the details. Better yet, call and ask.
If you are strapped for cash, but have assets which can be pledged as collateral,...