I say do both, It's what I did. You get to view more of the spectrum, and depending on the private school, the networking can be extremely good. Most of my friends came from the private high school I went to, even though I was only there for a year. Compared to the public high school I went to, where I felt like a ghost. The public school experience is far more like the real world, but the private school has potential to be far more stimulating. Educationally I found the public school to be slightly better, since they don't try and baby you.
Once your kid has a few years in the high school system, have them test out and start up at the local JC, even more real world, and they get usable college credits.
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Last edited by k2pilot; 12-12-2012 at 12:59 PM.