There are a number of factors that one must consider when deciding to send their son or daughter to private or public school. Regardless of what decision you make it will have a lasting impression on your child There are many things to consider and the decision should be made carefully. First you have to look at how each school performs academically. The area you live may or may not have an adequate public school system. If that is the case a private school in your area may have access to more resources and may have the ability to provide a better education. Look at the schools tests scores to determine an overview of their success. Determine if the school you are looking at has the right extra programs. Some public schools do not have adequate funding for arts, music and sports, and depending on your child that can make a huge difference. Private schools amy or may not have the same issue depending on the type of school they are. That is why it is an important question to ask.
Look into the social environment of the school. Does the school have any issue that they are struggling with in their student population? How long has the issue been going on for and what is the school doing to combat the issue? Talk to other parents, students and staff that work at the schools you are interested in. There are many parts of the U.S., where public schools can be an very excellent place for your children, with lots of opportunities for learning. Many areas however lack sufficient educational opportunities for the areas students. It is important not to assume that your public school system is adequate, you should always do your homework as a parent and find out all the pertinent information.