Prestigious, expensive and... increasingly popular. Each year, more and more people want to go to private schools. Is it something you’re considering for your child? Here is what you should know and how much you may have to spend.
Knowledge vs. finances
Prestige and prospect of a great career or sheltering?
b/ community schools – founded by associations, e.g., of parents
c/ more and more common alternative institutions – e.g. democratic, Montessori or Waldorf schools
Advantages of non-public institutions
2/ small student groups – under 20 students,
3/ schools are open longer, e.g. from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
4/ closer relationship between teachers and students, more involved and creative teaching staff,
5/ broadening horizons – by functioning in an international environment every day,
6/ a wide offer of extracurricular activities – tennis, judo, soccer, musical instruments, school choir, painting, pottery, sculpture, chess or theater