Hello all teachers. I appreciate all that you do for your students, I know your job is hard. I am not a teacher, but wanted to get some insight about private vs. public school. This might get long, sorry! I have 2 girls who are 13 and 15 who have gone to public school since K. They are A and B students and do very well in school. I also have a 4 year old daughter with my current husband who really wants her to go to private school. I went to public school my whole life, but he went to private. We are both nurses, so we both turned out ok in my opinion! My older 2 are from my first marriage, that is why they are in public school...their dad and I agreed public was fine. So, here I am registering my 4 yo for Kindergarten. My husband went to Seventh-Day Adventist schools through college. I have a friend who has a daughter at the Adventist school I am sending her to. She loves it there. We are not strict Adventist, neither is my friend. The school is very welcoming and friendly. They are really small though, and I'm not sure if that's good or bad. I'm used to huge schools with a lot of kids. This school has 250 kids from K-12. She will only have about 15 kids in her K. class and there will probably be only 3-5 girls. Should I be concerned about not so many girls? Should I be concerned the school is so small, or is that a really good thing? My husband feels that a Christian school gives you a more well-rounded education. Also, I am not used to paying for tuition! It's really not that high though, $400 with our church member discount. I am also curious if any of you have taught at an adventist school, or what you've heard about them. They have the 2nd largest number of schools compared to Catholic schools. I know this is long, but any and all advice will be appreciated. I guess I just want to feel more comfortable that we are making the right choice. we live in Ca. and the public schools are facing HUGE budget cuts, plus we rank really low compared to other states. My 13 yr old daughter is going into high school in the fall and she is also interested in visiting this school. I don't think we can afford 2 in private school, but we'll see if she likes it on the visitation day. Thank you for reading this!