Private...without a doubt.
I went to public school, and I have suffered dearly for it. If you are lucky enough to live in a really good school district, public can be alright, but by and large, public schools suck.
I took Honors English my sophomore year, and we spent the first nine weeks...a full quarter of the school year...reading the book A Separate Peace. That's sixth grade summer reading for one of the private schools in Atlanta.
Believe me...you missed nothing in private school. You'll probably have read most of what you'll read in freshman English in college.
"Purgatory's kind of like the in-betweeny one. You weren't really shit, but you weren't all that great either. Like Tottenham."
I'll try being nicer...if you'll try being smarter.