There are more than 3,000 private schools in Pennsylvania with incredible diversity in education philosophy, religious affiliation, size, location, and cost. Private schools offer exactly the type of education that many Pennsylvanians want—and are willing to pay for. Paying for private school can be tough, so the state has tax credit scholarship programs like EITC and OSTC that help make private education accessible to all interested families, regardless of income level.
There are approximately 3,000 accredited private or nonpublic schools in Pennsylvania. Licensed private schools are regulated by the State Board of Private Academic Schools and must abide by many of the same requirements facing public schools. Parochial schools—those sponsored by a religious institution—are not required to be licensed.
Earning college credit during high school is a great opportunity. The added coursework can be an exciting challenge and helps prepare students for college-level academics. And from a financial perspective, if successful, your student’s efforts can even help to reduce the total cost of post-secondary education. So, how can you…