Have utilized all three with my seven children ages 10-25; eighteen years home schooling, one year private (not worth the expense), children are currently in public. We wanted our children to have a firmly established world view, close familial bonds, as well as a strong basic education without all of the distraction, peer pressure/bonding. Home schooling best met these desires for our family, until finances made it impossible to continue. Our children are well adjusted, academically sound, avid readers, community involved, artistic, social, and even enjoy each others company (most of the time :). The six that are now in their first year of public school, transitioned smoothly, made friends quickly, got involved in activities and sports without hesitation. I believe this is due to the foundation built on the home education environment they started with.