Occasionally, when other parents find we send our child to private school, they discuss their thought process for their own children.
Wait and see
For the few that consider private school as a possible path, a recurring theme I have heard for those that can afford it is that they will wait to see if the child has potential to justify the expenses.
And I get that one wouldn’t want to waste money but I struggle with their wait-and-see viewpoint.
Who should go?
Shouldn’t all children be educated to their potential, even if it is not ‘success’ by conventional standards? Indeed, isn’t a struggling child the ideal case for a private education and most likely to see beneft?
If it makes sense for your situation, move now to develop that potential and make it inevitable.
Tell your children they are a more worthwhile investment and more important than a supersized house.