I was unexpectedly able to attend an open house for Perelman Jewish Day School-Stern Campus this morning. [Added 1/14/2010]Perelman is a private school affiliated with the Solomon Schechter Day School Association of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism[end edit]. I will share my reactions to that visit in an upcoming post. I already mentioned that I plan on attending the Jenks open house tomorrow night.
I got to thinking about the difference between a private an public school open house event. Private school being largely tuition driven to me naturally organically leads to a more sales-y open house presentation. For a non-tuition dependent public school, I wonder how the tone of the presentation will differ. The motivators are a little more hazy. I wonder whether some public schools may actually be over-enrolled and may be hoping to limit enrollment. Hmmm… More on this topic if I notice differences.