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$ 21500
Jul 2007
Owings Mills, MD
A year of tuition at one of the most expensive private schools around  more... close row

Description of service

Tuition at the private school I sent my son to was one of the more expensive in the Baltimore metro area. Tuition includes classes, lunch, transportation on the bus system that is privately owned by the school, athletics and athletic facilities, theatrical, choral, and artistic opportunities, some books, and leadership development seminars for anyone who wants to take them. Tuition does not include most textbooks, private music lessons, lunch or dinner, or boarding at the school.

Review of Service

The quality of my son's education was phenomenal. I watched him turn from a lazy, complacent student into a motivated, disciplined leader in a little over 3 years during his time in high school. He was also provided with wonderful opportunities to play on top-notch athletic teams and sing in some beautiful choral concerts. I always felt as if I could contact any of his teachers at any time if I had any issues with his education. The tuition was, however, quite expensive. As an alternative to a (free) public school education, I'm not convinced that it was worth it, or that it was a "good value," because there are definitely some good public schools out there. However, it was within my budget, and I was glad to be sure of his quality education and preparation for college.


Compare different private schools before you decide which one to send your child to. I'm sure some aren't worth it at all. I was able to afford the best, so I chose the best for my son. However, not all situations provide for opportunities like that. With the best of the private schools, you won't have to worry about your child's education. They are almost worth the cost just for that peace of mind!

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Aug 2008
San Luis Obispo, CA
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Jan 2008
Ann Arbor, Michigan
9th grade
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$ 23000
May 2008
Los Angeles, California
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Sep 2007
Chicago, Illinois
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$ 33000
Jun 2008
Exeter, NH
Prestigious boarding school  more... close row
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May 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Junior in high school
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Aug 2007
Concord, NC
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$ 9800
May 2008
Kansas City, MO
Scholarships often available  more... close row
$ 0
Oct 2010
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$ 600
May 2008
orlando, florida
Home school program lets students work at their own pace  more... close row
$ 7450
Aug 2007
cuyahoga falls, ohio
Tuition for a diverse 7-12 college prep schol  more... close row
$ 7390
Jun 2007
8th Grade
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