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Old 05-04-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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I am curious. For those Louisville parents who send or have thought about sending your children to private school, what percentage of your income would you consider spending on private school?

This is personal and depends on a lot of factors, but I am curious what people think. Is there a percentage point at which you would say "Yes, maybe we can do this, but the sacrifices we have to make are too much?"

This question is particularly aimed at people who think public school would, for whatever reason, provide an inferior education. Also, if you do estimate a percentage, feel free to specify whether you are talking about post or pre-tax income.

Thank you.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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New, I can't tell you how high too much is too much, but I can tell you that for you as a newcomer, if it took every dollar above the cost of food, clothing, shelter, and basic transportation to put your child or children in a private/parochial school, then I would. Although it appears the tide is finally turning with the new superintendent, JCPS is not friendly to immigrant (any new family, even those from the surrounding school districts) families. I am not saying JCPS is a failure, but they certainly aren't successful at many very critical levels.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Crescent Hill
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Louisville's better private schools are expensive. Maybe not compared to places like New York, but still not cheap. Trinity and St. X are both over $11K, Kentucky Country Day is $17K for high school, and Collegiate is around $20K.

If you don't mind a broadly Christian school environment, I'd consider the Highlands Latin School. Their tuition is just $6.5K for high school, and their academic performance may be the best in the state. It is a small school, and they don't have a lot in the way of organized athletics.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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every dollar above the cost of food, clothing, shelter, and basic transportation

This is what we are thinking about, as well as the likely deferral of repayment on a greater portion of federal student loans. Do others think it is a wise sacrifice? The private school we have in mind seems absolutely wonderful, and we have a generous scholarship. As for what JCPS has to offer, we have no idea what school would be assigned to us.

Thank you for your responses.
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