Harrow – A Very British School
Seeking out the best education possible for yourself and your children, beginning as early as possible, and to continue learning throughout life, is vital.
Article contribution by Byron Tully
Photo: Harrow alumni Y.M. Tunku Mac Bakar © Tatler Asia
In The Old Money Book, I emphasize the importance of education as a key element in the creation and preservation of wealth. More importantly, it’s a major contributor to one’s overall quality of life. Seeking out the best education possible for yourself and your children, beginning as early as possible, and to continue learning throughout life, is vital. Don’t argue with me. (Wink, nod.)
Universities in the northeast of the United States, Ivy League schools among them, are preferred because of their rigorous academics, strong traditions, and culture of excellence. Parents should consider local private schools in their areas if their American public schools are lacking. Catholic prep schools are a viable option.
Many private prep schools in America reflect many of the traditions and characteristics of what are called public schools in England, the most well-known of which are Eton, Harrow, Radley, Sherborne, and Winchester. To be sure, the are populated with scions of Old Money, but times are changing, even as these institutions hold fast to their traditions and standards.