Your child will be surrounded by people who love him, encourage him, and want the best for him.
By and large the boys had a pretty good public school experience, as did I, excluding the middle school years (grades 6-8). I made some good friends and had some delightful, engaging and inspiring teachers. I also remember some that were harsh, cynical and bitter. And some of the kids? Vicious, violent, and toxic. Amazing how much they affected the 'feel' of the school environment even when they were a small minority.
But my kids? They spend the vast majority of their time with their parents, brothers, grandparents, as well as folks at the chapel, and friends and neighbors. The people they spend the most time with love them and are invested in their lives. We care about them in ways even a great school teacher never would. Because they're ours.