As we travel around the country, speaking to seasoned educators and those just beginning their careers, we often get asked the simple yet important question: What is the difference between an independent school and a private school? The answer is that the two terms are interchangeable and refer to any school that is not public or, in other words, is not funded by the state or federal government but rather through other resources. For more on what makes a school “independent” or “private,” we recommend reading the following article by the National Association of Independent Schools.
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