I'm thinking about applying to a private Christian school in my area. I know the pay is generally less than public, but does anybody know if they usually offer a retirement plan for teachers? I'm trying to take the leap back into the classroom from a pretty good paying govt. job, but I want to make sure I'm making the right choice. Our public schools in the area are in severe budget cuts, so jobs will be really hard to come by next school year. I'm applying to them also, but was thinking about widening my search to include the private sector. Anybody have any good advice on private schools?