Public vs. Private Open Houses Part 1

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.