ERIC Number: ED401027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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How To Pick a Perfect Private School.
Unger, Harlow G.
This book offers consumer information for parents who are considering enrolling their child in a private school. Beginning with a descriptive overview of private schools, the guide discusses advantages of private schools, how to finance a private school education, and how to determine a child's educational needs. The book offers criteria for evaluating a school's accreditation, Scholatic Achievement Test (SAT) scores, financial condition, and campus. The book contains the following chapters: (1) "Private vs. Public...in Case You're Undecided"; (2) "Defining Your Children's Needs"; (3) "Different Schools for Different Kids"; (4) "Standards for Evaluating Schools"; (5) "Evaluating Schools 'On Paper'"; (6) "Evaluating Schools: The Final Phase"; and (7) "A Final Word," which discusses the boarding school experience and the responsibilities of parents of children attending private schools. Appendices contain a sample Private School Evaluation Form, a list of member schools of the National Association of Independent Schools, and a list of financial aid resources. (AMC)
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Day Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Military Schools, Parent Responsibility, Parent School Relationship, Private Education, Private School Aid, Private Schools, Religious Education, School Choice, Special Education, Study Abroad
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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