Why Choose A Christian School?

In considering whether private school is worth the financial investment, there are a host of things to consider from academics to athletics to environment to customer service. While these are important considerations, for many families, religious commitments are the primary motivation. For these families (present author included), the question isn’t “Can I afford to send my kids to a private Christian school” but rather “Can I afford NOT to send my kids to a private Christian school.” Continue reading

Above & Beyond: The Annapolis Value Proposition

High quality private education doesn’t come cheap.  According to recent statistical data from the National Association of Independent Schools, the median tuition for private day schools in the U.S. is $12,000 for grades 1-4, $13,000 for grades 5-8, and $15,000 for grades 9-12.  While Annapolis tuition (thankfully!) doesn’t come close to these averages, it is still reasonable for parents to wonder whether the “return” of an Annapolis education is really worth the financial investment.  It is my belief that one of the key metrics in determining the “ROI” of an Annapolis education is the degree to which Annapolis is able to meet and exceed reasonable expectations in the delivery of its mission.  Continue reading