An institution that is usually meant to be mono-sex (or boys only/ girls only) and is rarely Coed. Most are established on the Main Line (Pennsylvania, New York up to New England) or on the west coast (California only). Private Schools or Prep Schools are establishments started in the 1910s and have a "college" setting. Sometimes students board there and sometimes the school is run like a public school. The attendants come from families with a bit (quite a bit) more money then other families, except in the case of the occasional well-spoken scholarship boy. Instead of being forced to believe in unified ideas and socialist ideas (brought up by friends of mine who go to public school) they are 'encouraged' or 'forced' to come up with their own ideas about how the world should work. In this way the school will produce leaders, CEO's, and Wall Street stock analysts that will make between $450,000-$2,500,000 per year or highly paid surgeons and consultants that make $250-$700 an hour.
The kids attend Ivy League schools and in this way the private or prep school can claim success that they can advertise to the wealthy folk, who probably attended private/prep schools themselves. The children who attend these institutions are not always stuck up (in fact at my school VERY few are).

Pros:

-Small classes (between 10-25 kids divided into 2 homerooms)
-"New" educational ideas that promote self-acting
-Prestige when applying for colleges and jobs
-AP courses that allow up to 2 years worth of college
courses to be accumulated in senior year
-Less violence

Cons:

-Not usually Coed
-Separation from the unwashed masses that the kids will have
to deal with when they have big powerful administrative
jobs
Dean: "So I'd like to start this application for our college
with an interview, so please tell me about yourself."

The Private School / Prep School Student's Response:

"Well I attended a Prep School from 6th-12th grade, scoring a 3.50+ GPA each year, and a 2360 on the SAT."

Dean: "Alright then, lets get these forms filled out..."
by Iron Panda August 14, 2007
private school is not a place for rich white snobs, although some private schools are filled with those, most of them are not. Actually, I go to a private high school and there are 300 kids in my class. about 75 are hispanic, 150 are white, 25 are asian and the rest are mixed. its not for preppy snobs either, i live in a one story house, not in the suburbs with a normal family and parents who work full time and many days aren't home for dinner because they are working their asses off to pay for my tuition. none of my friends at school have a mansion, okay maybe a couple have two story houses but most of them are average to small size one story houses. no, my parents dont hand me money, i have to work my ass off to get money, by mowing the lawn and shit. okay and for all of you saying private school kids dont go through the same experiences are misinformed. there are alot of disfunctional families at private schools and i know quite a few drug addicts (meth, coke, heroin, you name it). theres really not much difference between private and public except that the private school people pay for their education.

oh and alot of people smoke weed :)
were not completely sheltered from the outside world , ok?
(oh and btw i have a lot of public school friends and they are the same as my private school friends, theres really no difference)
public school kid: haha stupid spoiled brat, you go to private school!
private school kid: *lights up a joint* whatev, think what you want, but your just being a narrow-minded cunt.
public school kid: oh.
by mr. pharmy July 29, 2008
private school is not were snobby white rich kids go. there's tons of private schools in downtown L.A were hispanic kids go. no their not rich.many of them live in ghetto neiborhoods and their parents have to work back breacking jobs just to pay tuition. the fucking schools charge you for so much shit like for not wearing your crappy uniform(that you must wear everyday) right. they give you 5$ uniform violations if you dnt wear your uniform properly. they are very strict on behaivior. they make you do service hourse and if you don't do them you have to pay. they make you sell chocolates and if you don't sell them you have to pay. to stay in that school you have to reregister and you have to pay. pretty much they charge you for evrything cause they want your fucking money. also the kids who attend the schools are fucking screwed up many of the girls end up preggers. and the some of the kids parents are very abusive. these kids are like robots at school being taught by white racist teachers. so private schools not much different from public other than the fact that the education isn't free.
guy- hey didn't precious used to go to st. vincents.
girl- yea they made it look like she chose to leave but they kicked her out. she's in public school now and she loves it.dumb ms.weyek tried to charge her for the stupid class shirt wen she's not evan gonna graduate with us. she dnt go here and they still trying to get money out of her.
guy-thats bullshit. private schools gay.
by snapsskeeza May 06, 2008
A school, for kid's with good parents who dont want their kids to grow up living on the streets in new york city. we dont go there only because we can afford it. we just dont wanna have to deal with drama, and other public school useless stuff. we arent mean to eachother, and we arent all white. so shut up if you say anything else about it
Public school kid: ewh you catholic school rich bitch!
Private school kid: shut up, we just have better parents then you!
by Renee June 14, 2006
Okay, lets get this straight. this is a noun being used as an adjective. I'll try getting the adjective straight.

If you give a public school uniforms, then that's what private school is like, but in lesser numbers of students. the only difference is maybe a hundred/thousand dollars. A number of kids who are in a private school usually take the chance to go to a public school once they get the chance.

If you give them a few nuns/priests/brothers/teachers who actually give a damn/anything-of-the-like, then you have a catholic school.

For those who think that private school kids get the better jobs, take a good look at the most famous people today. One hell of a majority of them come from public schools. dammit, maybe even some of those people you see stuck on the street are from private schools.

By money, not everyone can afford private school, obviously. Some of the people in those private schools can barely afford the right things themselves. To put things into perspective, most of the laws passed to make schools better have always been pretty much 99.9% for public schools. If someone believes that private school has an immunity to black people or something like that, it depends on the school. last year, i went to a big catholic school, and there were probably four black people in our whole grade of 73 kids. Now i'm in one of the poorest(but most tight knit; which is good)private high schools in the area, and there's not a class i have without them(i'm proud of that.)

As high-end as you think we are, with an immunity to decently positive emotion, there's not much that a private schooler can hide from.

It's usually the really rich ones who end up having more problems later in life, protected from certain dangers, but in the end may have to face them. The more they avoid danger, the less they learn. without the common mistakes made in daily life, people can't really live and are gonna lack in experience. The people who you define as private schoolers are the people who can only understand the small little world that they had lived in(unless they pushed to understand more.)

The people of the stereotypical sort who believe that the pains and blisses that they have are only limited to them or others should understand that barely anything in this world holds a barrier on who a person or people are.
Recognize this. People really can't define themselves as private school or public school kids. It's like saying you live a normal average life.

There is no normal, there is no such thing as average.

there is no such thing as a boundary. What you see around you that says that the limit is there is an attempt to define and understand the world around you. that point might not even be correct.
by A private high schooler kid. April 10, 2007
A private school is a system which creates a two tier standard of education which perpetuates the gulf between the have and have nots.

Private schools are meant to promote choice, choice for whom? The wealthy few and the token scholarship students who end up being excluded by the snobby rich kids and developing inferiority complex.

I doubt very much whether private school kids have gone through the same experiences as comprehensive school kids. Do private school kids have to worry about money and whether they can afford to go to uni? No because daddy can pay for all that and even use their contacts to get them into the top jobs. Or to put it another way, at the very least they have one less major headache to worry about. Their biggest problem in life is probably being able to navigate their way from the west wing of their mansion to their east wing.

Despite a greater emphasis placed upon equality by the government, the old school tie network is still very much alive and kicking, which creates a cycle which repeats itself from generation to generation. Rather than equality, meritocracy, and greater opportunities for all, private school stand for inequality and benefiting the select few who were fortunate enough to be born into a wealthy family.
Just ask yourself one question?
Why do so many people go from top private school's to top universities and eventually into top jobs rather than working there way to the top? Is it because private school's offer a better standard of education? or is it the ability of rich parents to buy their kids education through the amount of money they spend, thus making damn sure there getting a return.
by Mig* November 17, 2006
An institute where they brainwash you without you knowing it. These so called 'schools' have been known to take children in at a young and innocent age, and then send them back into the world later thinking they're riduclously better then everyone else around them. Private schools have also been described as an institute for Cults, as well as being well known for sucking young children and teenagers souls. Also known as gateway to Hell.
My parents must hate me, they're sending me to one of the private schools.
by Sparx8282 September 17, 2009

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