Our Families Resources

Making the Switch to Private School

Not all children learn the same. Sometimes, the public school assigned to your family is not the right fit for your children. It can be hard to watch them struggle through their education in their most formative years. When considering private school, the unforeseen financial burden can be daunting. We believe that parents need to do what is best for their kids to ensure that they have a bright future and can thrive in school. If you are considering switching your child to a private school but are worried about the cost, we can help. After your family has determined how much you could realistically pay toward private school, follow these simple steps:

1. Apply with us! www.apesf.org/apply

2. Upload all verification documents (found here).

3. Ask friends, family, neighbors, the mailman, ANYONE to donate and recommend* your child! For tips, see our blog post on how to get recommendations.


Here is some advice on making the switch from our scholarship recipient families!

Making the Switch to Private School from APESF on Vimeo.

*A.R.S. 43-1089 NOTICE: A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent.