Peterson's Private Secondary Schools 2012-13 is everything parents need to find the right private secondary school for their child. Students and parents can compare and select from over 1,500 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and around the world. Schools featured include independent day, special needs, and boarding schools (including junior boarding schools for middle-school students). Helpful information includes: school's area of specialization, setting, affiliation, accreditation, tuition, financial aid, student body, faculty, academic programs, social life, admission information, contacts, and more. Also includes helpful articles on the merits of private education, planning a successful school search, searching for private schools online, finding the perfect match, paying for a private education, tips for taking the necessary standardized tests, semester programs and understanding the private schools' admission application form and process.