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How to Choose the Best Private School for Your Teen

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Selecting the right private school is an important decision for families. Your decision to choose private education for your teen launched a challenging search. Now, you face the task of selecting from the many options for private schools in your neighborhood or surrounding cities. 

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Why Invest in a Private School Education?

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Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make, and the options are numerous. It seems that choices have multiplied in recent years – public, private, charter, secular, religious, independent, magnet. While it may look like there is an abundance of possibilities, the first decision to make is public vs. private. There are pros and cons to both types of education, but let's look at some of the benefits to private schooling.

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Why Your Teen Gains From Learning Experiences

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As every parent knows firsthand, developmental growth during the teen years rivals that of the first two years of your child’s life. Cognitively, teens are beginning to think for themselves and interpret the world around them in new ways. You probably experience your child’s move toward independence as both frustrating and encouraging. That behavior is not only normal but is necessary for healthy intellectual development.

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Degrees or Skills? Who is “Most Likely to Succeed?”

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 As I often joke with friends, it always feels like a decisive moment in education. And alas, education tends to evolve at a glacial pace. A much posed question these days is what does it mean to be successful, and who really is most likely to succeed?!  The ensuing debate makes it seem like a defining moment in education.

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What is the Right School for Your Teen?

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Over the past several years, options for K-12 education have increased at a rapid pace. If a particular school is not quite a fit for an individual student, they are no longer stuck; they have choices. Public, charter, magnet, and various independent school options are available. It’s important for parents and students to feel empowered to pick a school that fits their needs and expectations. Though all of the options are helpful, it can also be overwhelming. Here are some questions to ask when evaluating schools with your teen: 

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