Hype Versus Reality in Private Schools
Independent schools operate from a completely different financial base than public schools. Because private schools are successful or fail based upon the variety of families who are paying tuition, a number of the laws of marketing and merchandising apply. That is why you might even see commercials on television for an independent school which you would never see for their equivalents in the public school arena.
So the independent school approach to education and the worth they hope you will see in them consists not just in how they transcend to the general public school system however how they are superior to each independent school in the neighborhood. If you are looking closely at particular private schools, you may suspect that some of the big guarantees and grand “vision” that they provide to make their school appearance excellent to you may be as much hype as it is truth.