I can’t afford it! Only rich people can afford private school.
Private school tuition at many private schools, when broken down into monthly payments is similar or not much more than what parents are paying monthly for preschool. Private schools have financial aid programs to make private education feasible for families who could not otherwise afford this opportunity.
I would never be eligible for financial aid.
Often, families are eligible and never even try. There are many factors that go into financial aid determinations. If you can’t afford tuition without financial aid, then you would likely qualify. You can also explain any extenuating circumstances on your application.
Private schools charge so much money, they don’t need fundraisers or community support.
Since private schools don’t receive any local or state funding, private education funded strictly through tuition and donations. Typically, tuition only covers 83% of the cost to education each child.
Private schools are religious and don’t align with my values.
Not all private schools are religious. Many are non-secular, so look into your local private schools to find out their philosophy.
Private schools are difficult to get into.
Often, private schools accept a diverse range of students. Contact your local private school to see what their acceptance requirements are.
Private schools are not regulated.
Not true! Check into your local private school to see if they are accredited. Schools that are accredited are schools you can feel confident in sending your child to, as they are regulated by the national accrediting body.