Choosing a school for their children is one of the most important decisions parents must make. For the parents of more than five million children, the choice is private education. They choose religious and independent schools for many reasons: quality academics, a safe and orderly environment, moral and ethical values, caring teachers, supportive communities, and much more.
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The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) is a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates serving private elementary and secondary schools. There are over 33,000 private schools in America; in fact, one in four of the nation’s schools is a private school. More than five million students attend them. CAPE member organizations represent more than 80 percent of private school enrollment nationwide.