How many schools should my child apply to?
Don't pin all your or your child's hopes on one particular school. Experts recommend applying to more than one school to ensure the greatest likelihood that your child will be able to attend a private or independent school that's a good fit for your family.
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Love to Teach wrote:
Generally, private schools guarantee similar qualities - ie, small class sizes, top-notch faculty and curriculum, advanced extracurricular activities - so its best not to only go for one when there is probably another one just as good that could be an option. Its obviously okay to have a first choice, but don't make that the only option.
We can claim all our child's tuition as a medical expense, but come tax time, only a paltry 15% actually gets deducted. On paper we're classified as high income, so no government help, but frankly most of what we make is going to our child, so we need a break. Is 15% the best we can expect?