I know there have been a few similar posts over the years, but many have related to private Catholic (or otherwise religious) schools, and so I wanted to post and get some feedback. I currently work for a public school teaching high school social studies, and have been there for five years. I have tenure, and teach a core academic subject... thus have fairly solid job security. However, I have a potential job offer at a relatively well-to-do private school that is college-prep oriented, and not religiously affiliated. I would also have to move, as the school is about four hours away from my current home. That said, the school is substantially better academically.... my current school has an average ACT of around 16, wheras this school hovers around 26-27. My current school has around 40-50% that go to college, where this school is virtually 100%. So I'm looking at two radically different student bodies. So, I wanted to garner some opinions. Would any of you consider a move like this, giving up job security at a public school for a switch to private? For those that work in private schools, how does your pay compare (I am in the final selection process, so pay has not yet been discussed, but I will ask at my next meeting). Are there any pitfalls I need to be aware of? Any input would be appreciated.