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the Cost of Private Middle and High School Tuition

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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
$ 5000
Aug 2008
San Luis Obispo, CA
9th Grade
Price includes extras and tuition  more... close row
$ 17180
Jan 2008
Ann Arbor, Michigan
9th grade
Education is truly priceless  more... close row
$ 23000
May 2008
Los Angeles, California
One year tuition for excellent school  more... close row
$ 12000
Sep 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Freshman in High School
One semester of school not worth the money  more... close row

Description of service

We spent $12,000 for one semester of a private high school for my son. This price included the costs of uniforms and all books. There was an additional charge for parking passes but my son did not drive so we didn't utilize this.

Review of Service

This was an awful experience. Actually, the school wasn't terrible, it just wasn't worth the money at all. The class sizes were small, which is what we were looking for. However, with small class sizes I'd also assumed they'd be able to do a good job filling classes with people of similar skill levels. This was one of the main reasons we gave private school a shot - we felt that my son was being held back by the teachers at his public school having to focus too much time on students who weren't performing to their ability. When we took him out and put him in a private school with small class sizes we thought he'd get more personal attention. Well, it turned out that wasn't true. When we discussed our complaints with his counselor we were told that the school had a policy of giving a 'well-rounded education'. Meaning that they felt the kids excelled more when challenged to interact with people of different skill levels. Therefore, our son was again the smartest kid in his classes and was not given as much attention as the poorer performing students. We took him out and enrolled him in a home school program after one semester.


Make sure you ask what the goals of the school are. If they don't match up with what your goals are for your child, look elsewhere. It's not worth it.

$ 33000
Jun 2008
Exeter, NH
Prestigious boarding school  more... close row
$ 16000
May 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Junior in high school
Year tuition for private year round school  more... close row
$ 5500
Aug 2007
Concord, NC
School offered a classical education  more... close row
$ 9800
May 2008
Kansas City, MO
Scholarships often available  more... close row
$ 0
Oct 2010
City, State
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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
One school year at a good private school  more... close row