Is Private School Expensive in the Bay Area?

23, Dec 2021

Cost is always a consideration for parents who are looking into private school. The reality is that your child can go to public school tuition-free. Public school does not always provide the type or level of education that parents want for their children. Because of this, many families choose private school over public school. Before you can withdraw your child from a public program and enroll her or him in a private school, you need to make sure it works for your family. The first question to get answered is about tuition costs. Is private school expensive in the Bay Area? The answer to that question depends on a number of factors.

There are a wide range of options for private school in the Bay Area

The good news is that there is more than one option for private school in the Bay Area. The cost to send your child to private school can vary significantly depending on the program you choose. Tuition and fees should be part of your decision-making process but they should not be the only factor. If you base your decision solely on price, you may end up sacrificing elements of private school that you wanted for your child. Consider price as part of the big picture for each school as you search. The wide range of options available in the Bay Area means that most families can find an option that works financially.

The costs of not sending your child to private school

Private school comes with a cost but so does keeping your child in public school. Take some time to think about all the reasons you are considering private school. Are the benefits to your child worth paying monthly tuition? If you want your child to receive individualized instruction in a child-centered classroom, you will not be satisfied with the education in public school. Instead, you need to look into private Montessori programs in your area. If you are unwilling to have your child pay the price that comes with staying in public school it puts the cost of tuition into perspective.

Example tuition costs in the Bay Area

At Fountainhead Montessori School we post tuition costs online to help Bay Area families with the decision-making process. You can explore tuition costs for each of our campuses on the Fountainhead Montessori School website. As an example, the monthly elementary tuition at the Dublin campus is currently set at $1,835.00. You can get a discounted rate if you choose to pay by the semester or by the year.

Private school offers a lot that you will not find in public programs. You must weigh the costs of private school against the benefits of a private education for your child. Many families find that the benefits of private education make it worth the cost of tuition.

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