Borrowing money to donate to a private school is probably one of the dumbest financial moves possible.
Eiholi doesn't have the money.
The best kids at both schools were very, very similar. And similar kids had similar outcomes in terms of college admissions.
Choose a high school based on what, within the bounds of affordability, will make your child a better person, more engaged, more excited about learning, more intellectually curious, happy, and comfortable in the world. Those are qualities that will stay with him through college and through adulthood. They will make him successful at whichever college he attends, and they will make him successful and fulfilled in life after college. That's the real goal, right?
Have you spoken to parents, and to students, at each school? If you know students comparable to your own that is probably the most helpful.
Our oldest daughter went to private elementary school up through grade 3. She scored 99% in English and math in Iowa test for private schools for her grade level.
The public schools are much, much more diverse in every respect than the private schools,