Monday, May 9, 2011

Long Island Private School versus Public School Tuition

Are we in Long Island Overpaying for our public schools and that's the very reason our property taxes are highest in the nation ?

Here are some private school info and their tuition for day boarders and see how they compare to$ 23,252 Average Cost Per Long Island Pupil in public schools. Well just something to note $22,950 at Stony Brook School for kids 7 thru 12 versus $23,252 at public school for all grades KG thru 12.

Getting a top education at the primary and secondary level can form the building blocks for admission to a highly-ranked college, which can lead to a successful career. Long Island, New York is home to a number of top private schools that help to ensure your child gets the edge needed for success early on in life. The area has many religious schools as well as independent schools, some of which run from K through 12th grade, others of which are high school only.

The Stony Brook School

  • The Stony Brook School is a top-rated private school of over 330 students in grades 7 through 12. While most students are boarders, day students are also admitted. Formal Bible study is part of the curriculum at this independent Christian school. Character education is highly emphasized, with the motto being "character before career." One hundred percent of graduates go on to college. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, interaction between the two groups is constant and a formal sit-down dinner is required six days per week. The campus is situated on 55 acres, and students are strongly urged to participate in the school's athletic program and visual and performing arts programs. As of 2010, tuition for seven-day boarders is $38,600 and $22,950 for day students. Tuition assistance is available.
    The Stony Brook School
    1 Chapman Parkway
    Stony Brook, NY 11790

The Ross School

  • The Ross School is a K through 12 independent private school located in the Hamptons. Students are encouraged at an early age to take an active role in their educational experience and learning. The continuing move of the world towards globalization is emphasized, with curriculum having a strong basis in world cultural history, writing, health and well-being, computer technology, arts and writing. With two campuses, the lower school is home to students in pre-nursery through fourth grade. Housed seven miles from the lower school, the upper school serves 5th through 12th grades. Both middle and high school have a number of athletic teams. Each day, the school serves two vegetarian meals. As of 2010, tuition at the high school level is $31,100, $29,500 at the middle school level and $26,950 for grades K through 4. Tuition assistance is available.
    The Ross School
    18 Goodfriend Drive
    East Hampton, NY 11937

Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School

  • Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School serves students in grades 6 through 12 and aligns itself with the Luthernan Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). Located on a 32-acre campus, the school aims to provide a Christian learning environment where values, service and faith are emphasized. Recognized as a "School of Excellence" by the U.S. Department of Education, 600 students attend. Activities in which students can participate include many academic clubs, sports teams, drama and fine arts programs. At the high school level, advanced placement (AP) classes are offered on site. For AP classes not taught at the school, students have the option to take them through distance education. As of 2010, tuition is $10,825. Financial aid is available.
    Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School
    131 Brookville Rd
    Brookville, NY 11545

1 comment:

jowdjbrown said...

Because of the donations and the free rent the school is surviving. private tutor

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Long Island Property taxes most important issue, say LIers

No surprise here ! To stop this ridiculous rise in property taxes we have to educate our fellow LIers and contact your representative that they should demand Speaker Silver respond to the pleas of homeowners across the state and support a property tax cap in New York. It has already passed the senate but is being stalled in the Assembly by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Also this year we are seeing some enormous rise in property taxes in school districts such as
William Floyd 12.47% and Seaford 8.99%. Some school districts such as Middle country is resorting to blackmailing its residents. The deal for districts residents is either approved a 6.68% increase or the district is going to force 21.61% increase in tax levy.

Published by THOMAS MAIER at Newsday

By a wide margin, property taxes are the most important issue facing Long Islanders, according to a Newsday / News 12 Long Island / Siena Research Institute Poll. Property taxes were cited overall by 45 percent of respondents, more than twice the 21 percent who cited "availability of good jobs" as the second most pressing issue for Long Islanders. "Property taxes are really an issue here because it keeps the young people from staying on Long Island and it will prevent the older people from staying, too," Tafuri explained.

Property taxes also are a large part of why the 57 percent of those polled said Long Islanders are headed in the "wrong direction" rather than the "right track" in the poll. A similar margin said New York State was headed in the wrong direction as well.

Property taxes are a particularly raw issue in Nassau County, where 53 percent cited them as the biggest issue, compared to 36 percent in Suffolk. Islandwide, Republicans and people 55 years or older complained about property taxes the most. "The Democrats love to spend money and they have to get it from the taxpayers," said one poll respondent, a retired Republican who lives on Nassau County's South Shore.

School costs - the biggest part of property tax bills - were also on the minds of Long Islanders who cited "the quality of public schools" among their top concerns. "The first thing I would do is eliminate tenure for teachers in public schools to cut costs," said another poll respondent, a 50-year-old Garden City man who is a Republican and who did not want to give his name. Although he was happy that his two children attending local schools got a good education there, he said his family's property tax bill has been overwhelming.

Property taxes hit a chord with all respondents, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, location or party affiliation. In addition to identifying the most important issue, the poll underlined the intensity of Long Islanders' general feelings about property taxes, with 86 percent calling the issue "very important" and 11 percent as "somewhat important." Crime, schools, good jobs and health care also received strong reactions, with traffic congestion and the local environment getting milder reactions.