Educators (and educational consultants!) continue watching closely to see how the recession is affecting private school admissions. Of special interest has been whether or not competition to gain entry into schools has decreased. What is not discussed as much is how the state of the economy particularly affects smaller private schools. The New York Times brought this struggle to light on September 8 (“Recession Batters Britain’s Smaller Private Schools.”)
Have either of these issues been obvious where you live? Are private school applications down? Have any schools closed?