I live on Long Island and think that the public school system here is great. I understand going to a "good" college makes the biggest difference in the world, when it comes to jobs, graduate schools, etc etc. So my question is this, is it the same advantage of going to a private HIGH SCHOOL as going to a upper tier college, or is there no difference? The reason I ask is because my cousin got a scholarship to go to a private school here, a $40,000 scholarship. That is a big deal because it is really hard to get, BUT, he really wants to go to a public school because he feels like he can have more of a social life, with u kno, more then 25 people in his class. At the private school, he will only have about 9 kids. What do you guys think is the best approach to take? Is it worth it to go to a private school?