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Industry SpotlightPrivate Schools

Private schools in the US have never been more popular with parents and other adults throughout the nation, according to recent statistics. A Gallup Poll survey conducted in August 2017 showed that Americans rate private schools significantly higher than other types of schools.

The survey of 1,017 US adults aged 18 and older found that 71% of participants regarded independent private schools as excellent or good, while 63% gave the same rating to parochial or church-related schools. Charter schools received excellent or good ratings from 55% of American adults; home schools from 46%, and public schools from 44%.

At the same time, the revenue of private schools has been growing incrementally beginning in 2009, when it was $53.73 billion, to 2014, when it was $54 billion.

According to the US Department of Education, as of fall 2013, there were an estimated 33,619 private elementary and secondary schools with 4,576,410 students, and 441,496 full-time equivalent teachers. These estimates include schools for which kindergarten is the highest grade. Once you note all these impressive numbers, the current trend toward buying or selling a successful private school appears to be a healthy one nationwide.

If you are selling your private school, a professional business broker can help you find qualified buyers that may make the best candidates financially and may offer more money for your business. They do this as part of their sales process, which includes providing an opinion of value of your private school, listing the school, finding buyers, interviewing buyers, writing contracts, conducting due diligence, and finally, overseeing the closing process.

If you are considering the purchase of private school, Transworld is committed to ensuring the best deal for all parties involved. Transworld's business advisors will meet with each prospective private school buyer to determine your abilities and interests, educate you about the search and buying process, and connect you with private school sellers that match your criteria.

Search Transworld’s listing of available private schools for sale here. We offer a detailed description of each private school for sale, along with some basic business information such as price, down payment, number of employees, and current inventory.

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