Over the past few years, many people have asked me to include Private School information in Home by School.com. And up until now, I didn’t have the ability to provide those answers.
The good news is that now we have a relationship with a great person in our area’s educational space who can answer all your questions – and beyond.
A serendipitous encounter with Ann Dolin
Ann Dolin: Education Expert, Author, Speaker, and Consultant
Back in October of 2012, my husband and I took a little weekend trip up to Cape Cod, MA.
While on the airplane, I was lucky enough to sit next to a really nice lady. She seemed to be very busy writing a post for her own blog.
Inevitably, I glanced onto her screen and caught a glimpse of her topic
She was writing about Private Schools in the Washington, DC area.
Needless to say, I was very intrigued since I also write often about public schools in Fairfax County. So I carefully apologized for being nosy, introduced myself, and told her that I was very intrigued with her topic.
Little did I know that I was sitting next to the famous Ann Dolin of Educational Connections
Ann is a speaker, author, consultant, and all-around education expert. So, we got to chatting, I told her about this website and about how some of my readers had asked me for private schools information.
She was kind enough to agree to guest post on the topic of Private schools vs. Public Schools (especially since our Public Schools are so highly rated, why do many people send their kids to Private Schools?).
Thanks to Ann for generously offering to share an excerpt of her upcoming new book A Parent’s Guide to DC Area Private Schools:
Private School vs. Public School: Private Is Not Right for Everyone
By Ann Dolin, M.Ed.
Residents of Virginia and Maryland are lucky to have such top-notch public schools, and parents across the nation would love to have these kinds of options. When deciding between private and public schooling, it could be the case that private school is not necessary or right for your child. There are a lot of factors to consider. Continue Reading…