This is a bit of a private/public school thread. I've just looked up the cost of the local private secondary school for my sons. The high school here doesn't have the best rep but I think neither did mine and I ended up ok. I'm in two minds about it.
I'm a single mother so my income is a bit limited and for that reason I'm starting to save now (they are only 5 & 2). It's looking like it will cost about $50,000 plus extra subject charges depending on what they choose (obviously based on today's prices). I feel if I had to make the choice today and could afford it they would be going to the private school based solely on reputation.
If I choose not to send them there I'll use the money towards uni or something else for them but I wanted to do a bit of a 'where are they now' and do you think it was money well spent on your parents behalf.
I'll start ....
I went to a public high school I'm now a primary school teacher.
My eldest sister went to a private girls boarding school she is also a teacher but high school.
My sister often says she wishes our parents didn't waste their money with her schooling.