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Why Wealthy Parents Are Increasingly Choosing Public Over Private Schools

One of the major perks of living in a luxury building? Having access to public schools that rival—or even surpass—the private ones in the same area. The residents of the new Manhattan condos at The Centrale can reap the rewards of their school taxes, thanks to the top-rated public schools nearby, like P.S. 59 Beekman Hill International School and JHS 104 Simon Baruch, both earning an A rating from Niche. According to Christopher Rim, public schools provide many benefits, including certification requirements for teachers and greater diversity in the student body. Rim explains that “students are better able to stand out and achieve at a high level in a standard public school, especially when they have tutors and good support at home. When students are able to stand out among their peers, they feel more confident in their abilities and set their sights on higher goals.”

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