My son is the tender age of four months and private schools in Malta are already booking up fast for his entry year. In fact if he had been born just two weeks earlier we would not be able to get a place at all... Crazy!!!
We went to visit San Anton School today and loved the school. Unlike the UK there is no entry criteria - you just get on the waiting list and pay the fee.
I asked the lady who showed us around what the difference is between San Anton and other schools and she refused to say anything (I thought it was weird but!!) She said it would be unprofessional of her to comment on other schools. Wondering if anyone can enlighten me.... Do the private school kids get better grades/better university places? Do they have better teachers or facilities?? Wider subject choice? And does anyone know the difference between San Anton and other private schools (apart from possible difference in costs).
I know that some of the benefits for private school vs state school are: teaching in English , and potentially less focus on religion (we see this as a benefit as we are not religious). And I guess maybe the prestige of going to private school. But I'm not sure why else really people would choose a private school.
Would be really interested in your opinions.