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  CAPE | Teaching Positions in Private Schools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Private school graduates are more likely than their peers from public schools to have completed advanced-level courses in three academic subject areas [mathematics, science, and foreign language].
Private schools, which account for only 7.5 percent of all high school students, produced 20 percent of 12th graders who took AP exams in 1998 and 22 percent of those who scored high enough to have the advanced courses count for college credit.
Private schools are the only schools we have that can assist parents with the religious and spiritual development of their children -- a sphere of development so essential for their complete and proper upbringing.
www.capenet.org /teach.html   (2815 words)

 Washington DC private school, Maryland private school, Virginia private school
Many private schools make it clear in their admission material that financial aid is "need blind," meaning that applying for financial aid doesn't hurt your child's chances of being admitted.
Some families are afraid to delay private school for reasons that have little to do with the quality of their public school alternatives.
Private school students are not required to take the growing array of standardized tests that public schools require, but applicants to private school often need to take a standardized admission test.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-adv/vm/education/private_schools/?nav=article   (5147 words)

 CAPE | Private School Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Moreover, if they were given a choice of schools-- along with the financial wherewithal to exercise it-- a full 55 percent of parents who currently send their children to public schools would want to send them to private schools.
Private school teachers are more likely than public school teachers to report being satisfied with teaching at their school.
Private school graduates are more likely than their peers from public schools to have completed advanced level courses in three academic subject areas.
www.capenet.org /facts.html   (1373 words)

 Private school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds.
Generally called independent schools because of their freedom to operate outside of government regulation, private schools are favoured by a significant number of parents because of their academic standards, which are often higher than those found in the state sector, and wider opportunities in fields such as sport, drama and music.
Private schools in Australia may be favoured for many reasons: prestige, and the social status of the 'old school tie'; better quality physical-infrastructure and more facilities (eg.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Private_school   (1603 words)

 HSC - The Private School Option
Accordingly, existing private schools as well as new schools formed at the beginning of a school year should file that October and each October thereafter for as long as the school is operating.
Unless your cooperative school holds formal and regular classes with one of the parent-teachers teaching a group of children who are not their own, the criminal record summary required by §44237 is not required.
Private schools that are conducted in private homes with fewer than a specified number of students are not subject to certain building, earthquake, and air contaminant requirements.
www.hsc.org /chaos/legal/private_school_option.php   (3544 words)

 Education Week: Private Schooling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Catholic schools tend to have the lowest tuition of private schools, with an average of $3,236 that year.
Critics of private schools argue that the true motivation behind parents’ decisions to send their children to private schools is social elitism or separatism.
Proponents of private schools argue that the superior academic performance of private school students is evidence that the nation should replace the current monopoly of public schools with a competitive system of school choice.
www.edweek.org /rc/issues/private-schooling   (1706 words)

 Your Private School
Private school instructors must be "capable of teaching." There is, however, no requirement in the CA Education Code that mandates that teachers in a private school setting hold a state teaching credential or have the equivalent training.
Private schools are not required to provide a list names, birthdays, home phones, or other personal data for any children enrolled in their private school.
Reporting the names of the children enrolled in a private school is especially dangerous because the county can begin truancy proceedings if they can identify the children in the homeschool.
californiahomeschool.net /howTo/psa.htm   (798 words)

 Private school Directory & Guide 2007
There are 2,500+ Private schools in the UK which are independent of local or central government control.
Most senior schools use the Common Entrance examination as a means of assessing whether or not a child has the right level of ability for the senior school, although they have their own entry exams.
As ex-pats we found this school to be a nurturing place which was able to accommodate all...
www.privateschools.co.uk   (440 words)

 Schoolsearch2000: Private schools are option for many
Parents considering enrolling their child in a private middle school should visit the school, talk to the director and teachers, and consult with parents whose children are already enrolled.
Private school tuition and fees can range from a few thousand to nearly $10,000 a year.
Private schools are not licensed, approved, accredited or regulated by the state.
www.sptimes.com /News/102900/Schoolsearch2000/Private_schools_are_o.shtml   (489 words)

 Education Seek Private Schools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is these types of questions that have led to an increase in private schools across the country and enrollment at these schools.
One type of private school is one that caters to teens that have struggled academically as well as socially.
These types of schools are often referred to as college prep schools, traditional private schools, or just private schools.
educationseek.com /schools/Private_Schools   (608 words)

 Private School Universe Survey (PSS) - Overview
The purposes of this data collection activity are; a) to generate biennial data on the total number of private schools, teachers, and students; and b) to build an accurate and complete list of private schools to serve as a sampling frame for NCES surveys of private schools.
The target population for the survey consists of all private schools in the U.S. that meet the NCES definition (i.e., a private school is not supported primarily by public funds, provides instruction for one or more of grades K-12 or comparable ungraded levels, and has one or more teachers.
The data are useful for a variety of policy- and research-relevant issues, such as the growth of religiously-affiliated schools, the length of the school year, the number of private high school graduates, and the number of private school students and teachers.
nces.ed.gov /surveys/pss   (670 words)

 Private School for Children with Dyslexia
Philadelphia area private school, The Center School is a nonprofit, co-educational independent day school for children ages six to fourteen who have experienced difficulties with reading and language development.
Center School is a private school in PA that is dedicated to serving the needs of students with learning differences.
Philadelphia area featured private schools for dyslexia learning disability and reading intervention programs, The Center School is located in Abington, Pennsylvania and serves students in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks counties.
www.centerschoolpa.org   (257 words)

Unlike public schools, private schools are not required to disclose their test scores.
Since the key to a rewarding private school education is finding a good match for your child's specific needs, parents should not make their decision solely based on test scores and reputation.
Don't forget that private schools give preference to continuing students from their preschool and siblings of current students.
www.baprivateschools.com /faq.htm   (574 words)

 St. Jude's Private School
For a greater number of parents and guardians, it is not easy to select a good and caring school for their children but it is an important decision that has to be made.
Our website offers you an insight of what St. Jude's Private School stands for, along with a summary of it's structure and facilities that are on ground as a way of assisting parents and guardians to make a right decision.
Jude's Private School is a caring community/family where partnership between parents and staff exists in nurturing and equipping our children morally, socially, intellectually and physically.
stjudesprivateschool.com   (200 words)

 Parentally-placed Children in Private Schools -- Topic Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The final regulations provide that -- (1) child find activities for private school children with disabilities must be comparable to those in the public schools; and (2) public agencies must consult with appropriate representatives of private school children with disabilities on how to carry out those activities.
The regulations provide that each LEA must -- (A) consult with representatives of private school children with disabilities to decide how to conduct the annual count of the number of those children, and (B) ensure that the count is conducted on December 1 or the last Friday of October of each year.
SEAS and LEAS are not prohibited from providing services to private school children with disabilities beyond the services required by this part, consistent with state law or local policy (see §300.453(d)).
www.ed.gov /policy/speced/leg/idea/brief10.html   (651 words)

 Atrium School, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Atrium School is a private school offering two distinct enrollment programs so that families can select the level of support and guidance that's right for them.
You may also want to learn more about the Private School option to learn how homeschooling in a private school setting can benefit your family.
School Library - Fully Enrolled and Fully Enrolled Plus students have full access to the Atrium School Library, which includes materials for both parent-teachers and students.
www.atriumschool.org   (1142 words)

 Yale UCS - Students - Careers in Education - Private School Teaching
Private schools, also referred to as independent schools, can sometimes offer more autonomy to a teacher.
Although teacher certification is generally not a requirement for private school teaching positions, successful teacher candidates often have in-depth subject area knowledge and experience working with children in a classroom or private tutoring setting.
In addition to classroom duties, private school teachers often serve as a sports coach, club faculty advisor, or are involved in some capacity with extracurricular school activities.
www.yale.edu /career/students/crib_sheets/education/private_school.html   (235 words)

 Private Sailing School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The course offerings are the same as the standard schools, or we can customize a program to match your needs.
Newport, RI All Private School prices are based on Course A+ (ASA 101, 103, 104) or Course A+ Cat (ASA 101, 103, 104, 114).
Private Schools on monohulls are now also available from Miami
www.bwss.com /private.html   (266 words)

 Private school vs. college savings: Which is the better investment for your kids? - BloggingStocks
If you are struggling to pay private school tuition, you will likely qualify for some amount of financial aid, so don't save in the name of your child -- put it into your IRA or pay down your mortgage -- those don't count as money available to pay college tuition in the financial aid calculations.
The private school I went to had a lot of political problems and sometimes I heard that the academics were not as challenging as other schools (this differed according to the person and the school).
There's a bias that private ones are automatically better than public, but that is generally untrue: the public high school in my town was far better than both of the private schools, with superior teachers, classes, and facilities.
www.bloggingstocks.com /2006/11/14/private-school-vs-college-savings-which-is-the-better-investme   (4133 words)

 Can You Afford Private School? - FamilyEducation.com
Today plenty of middle-class parents like Jackie are investigating the private school option, either in response to a specific academic need, or out of general dissatisfaction with their local public schools.
Last year, private schools awarded a record half-billion dollars in aid to families, most of whom were middle class, not poor.
If your child appears to hate school, or has a particular interest, gift, or learning style that is not being nurtured in a public-school setting, private school may be worth considering.
school.familyeducation.com /finances-and-money/private-school/29622.html   (934 words)

 How Members of Congress Practice School Choice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Despite the popularity of private schools among Members of Congress, however, many of the same policymakers who exercise choice in their own children's education have voted to block legislation that would have given other families the same range of options.
Although Members of Congress are more likely to exercise private school choice than are other Americans, many of these lawmakers have not supported legislation that would enable other parents--particularly low-income parents who cannot afford to send their children to another school--to exercise that same option.
There are hundreds of private schools in the D.C. metro area, most with tuitions that are less than the per-pupil expenditure in public schools.
www.heritage.org /Research/Education/BG1684.cfm   (1957 words)

 Requirements - Private Schools (CA Dept of Education)
The California Education Code Section 33190 requires private schools to file a Private School Affidavit or statement with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (between October 1 and October 15) of each year.
Schools with six or more students that have filed a Private School Affidavit, statement, or letter-in-lieu for 2006-07 may submit address or name changes by e-mailing to privateschools@cde.ca.gov, faxing to 916-319-0126, or mailing to:
Please include your school's name and address as filed, the school's county and school district of location, school (CDS) code, and the changes required to update the filing.
www.cde.ca.gov /sp/ps/rq   (186 words)

 Private School Information for Parents
Private school accrediting agencies and professional accreditations in Florida
Provides contact information for all agencies known to be accrediting private schools in Florida.
As such, the Department of Education does not verify the accuracy of the data submitted pursuant to the annual survey and inclusion of a school’s information in the database does not imply approval or accreditation by the Department of Education.
www.floridaschoolchoice.org /Information/Private_Schools/default.asp?whichView=parent   (203 words)

 State: School choice is often private
They are expected to dramatically expand the use of vouchers, which allow students to transfer out of public schools and attend private schools at state expense.
Peterman, whose children attend public schools, said lawmakers who are private school parents bring an important perspective to the debate about improving public schools.
Lawmakers' children who are in public schools are more likely to be enrolled in A-rated schools than the population at large, 59 percent to 46 percent.
www.sptimes.com /2005/04/06/State/School_choice_is_ofte.shtml   (1371 words)

 Online Guide to Bay Area Private Schools
Whether you are choosing a school for your child, researching scholarships or special education programs, or looking to find a teaching job, we hope you find this site helpful.
SCHOOL LIST -- Listing of over 700 private and parochial schools with links to the schools' websites.
SCHOOL TALK -- Information and handy checklists to guide parents through each step of the school search process.
www.baprivateschools.com   (176 words)

 Is private school worth it? - Feb. 13, 2003
One of the biggest mistakes parents make when deciding whether they can afford private school is failing to quantify how their other needs will be affected.
You may think sending your child to private school will improve his or her chances of gaining admission to a top college.
So if your daughter is a B or C student at an elite private school, doesn't take many advanced placement (AP) courses and doesn't include extracurriculars such as community service, she may not fare as well as a public-school valedictorian who aced every AP class offered and volunteers at the soup kitchen.
money.cnn.com /2003/02/10/pf/saving/q_privateschool   (1084 words)

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