Public High School vs Private High School in the U.S.


Deciding to study high school abroad can be overwhelming, but it is exciting and a big step in anyone’s life. If you are a student who would like to attend a high school in the U.S., your first step is to choose a school, but in order to choose one, you will need to first understand the differences between public and private high schools.

Here is a table to explain the main differences between public and private high schools in the U.S. and hopefully make your decision a bit easier:




When choosing between public and private high school, the most important thing to take into consideration is what is most important to you. In the United States the best school is not classified by whether it is public or private, but by what it offers in terms of academic curriculum. Also, what might be better for you, may not be for someone else. For instance, if religion plays an important role for you, you might consider enrolling into a private school since there is no religion taught in public schools.

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