Private Schools Guide 2012

The lowdown on what's new and different on campuses throughout the region.



(From left) Agnes Irwin third-grader Ashleigh Weigle, St. Joseph’s Prep 11th-grader Ryan Neff, Villa Maria seventh-grader Dominique Ocampo, Episcopal Academy fifth-grader Billy Stavropoulos, Haverford School eighth-grader Cameron Hoorfar and Shipley School 12th-grader Alisa Collins. (Photo by Jared Castaldi at Episcopal Academy.)
It’s common knowledge that our area is home to some of the highest-ranked public schools in the state. And with many parents spending a small fortune annually to send their kids to the area’s esteemed private institutions, it’s no wonder our wealth of educational options draws praise nationwide. But are students getting their money’s worth? You decide.
 
Academic perks

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Techie touches

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Public service

Sports trivia
 
PLUS:
A comprehesive, by-the-numbers chart of the area's top private schools.

The benefits of private, same-sex education for boys.

 

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