There are plenty of private schools in the major metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Washington-DC. You will have no problem finding a school to meet your needs whether it is a boarding school, day school or a school for special needs. Places in some schools are highly competitive. Don't let this discourage you. Getting the fit right is the most important part of choosing a private school, not how competitive the school is.
The sprawling Atlanta metropolitan area is home to many fine private schools. While most are day schools, they cover the educational spectrum from preschool to post-graduate year. Schools like Atlanta International School, Holy Innocents Episcopal and Pace Academy offer curriculum and facilities on a par with the best day schools anywhere. Visit them virtually!
The greater Boston, Massachusetts metropolitan area offers a wealth of private K-12 school choices - over sixty institutions! Couple that with over thirty-seven colleges and universities, and you have an intellectual and academic life virtually unmatched by any other American city. Boston is also the jumping off point for dozens of boarding schools located within a couple of hours of Faneuil Hall.
Chicago has so many wonderful things going for it: vibrant neighborhoods, a revitalized downtown and, of course, Lake Michigan. The proliferation of private schools is one more quality of life feature Chicago has in its favor. You will find a school for every need. Schools like Brother Rice High, Chicago Academy for the Arts and The Latin School of Chicago enjoy an excellent reputation well beyond Chicago's city limits.
Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the nation's most vibrant metropolitan areas. Besides being a major transportation hub, financial and oil industry center, DFW also is home to several world-class private schools, universities and cultural attractions. Institutions such as Saint Mark's School of Texas and The Hockaday School compare favorably with top private schools anywhere.
The mile-high city nestled on the edge of the Rockies offers spectacular vistas as well as all the amenities you have come to expect in a major metropolitan area. Access to both coasts and points north and south is easy because of the world-class international airport. Denver has private schools meeting just about every educational requirement.
Houston offers over 200 K-12 private schools. Most are day schools. So bear that in mind as you look for schools. A daily commute across town in Houston's rush hour traffic is not something you probably want to deal with.
Los Angeles offers a wide array of private school options, almost as dazzling, in fact, as the far-flung city's opportunities in the arts and industry. Whether you are looking for a Montessori school or a Roman Catholic prep school, you are bound to find what you are looking for in this vast metropolitan area.
Over 3 million people live in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area of south Florida. It's a sprawling metroplex with commutes almost as arduous as those in Los Angeles or Atlanta. Bear this in mind when selecting a private school. Most schools in the area are day schools, so boarding is rarely an option.
The Twin Cities offer plenty of K-12 private schools to choose from. Most are elementary grade day schools. You will also find several excellent Lutheran schools as the Lutheran Church has a strong presence in this part of America. The range of educational methods represented is broad, so you will be sure to find a school which matches your educational aims and philosophy.
The New York City metropolitan area offers hundreds of excellent educational choices. Some of the oldest schools in the country make their home here. Add to that the fact that the area comprises three states - New York, New Jersey and Connecticut - and you can begin to see the enormous array of choices which await you. But be warned: places in the best schools are hard to garner. You almost need to register your child before birth to stand a chance of getting a place.