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How do I choose between public or private school?

I think the choice is really about finding the right school for your child and you. You may have more than one child and a school that seemed like a great fit for your older child might not be working for your younger child. For example, if your child works best in a group and benefits from moving around throughout the day then a school where the majority of work is independent and students are expected to sit for sustained periods of time may not be a good fit. Also, a good deal of our expectations of a school harks back to our own learning experiences. We may want a school very similar to the one we attended.

Deborah McLean
Head of Lower School
Poughkeepsie Day School
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603