In addition to their neighborhood public schools, there are public charter and magnet schools, private schools, and parochial schools...not to mention homeschooling.
With so many options, why would a parent choose to invest thousands of dollars per year in an independent school education? And what even makes a school “independent?” Aren’t all private schools considered independent schools?
Being armed with accurate information can help parents make the best decision for their family and realize the value of investing in their children’s future. Here are a few questions parents commonly have as they work to choose the right school for their child.
Source: 2020 High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE), the result of a partnership between the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Center for Evaluation, Policy, & Research (CEPR) at Indiana University