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Would you send your kid to this school?

Anonymous
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My DH and I decided we want our youngest to attend a private school.

I finally found one I like. 65 minutes away.

If my son goes to school there it means that I will be able to do almost nothing for/with my step kids as far as transportation to and from school, sports practices, etc. this is a big deal because I've always done it for the past 7 years. The kids will be upset if I no longer can. So would I.

Plus my SS will be upset if he doesn't go to the same school as his brother. I absolutely want to continue to encourage their closeness.

It's also a fairly high tuition. 1-8 grades pay almost $9,000. DS will be in kinder and it's almost $5,000.

But it is exactly what we're wanting.

Christian based curriculum.
Small classroom sizes, about 10:1 ratio.
Uniforms.
Community outreach program. So the kids will do community service as part of their daily routine.
Farming education. The school is self sustained. The kids learn how to grow and maintain crops.
And they offer athletics: soccer, swimming, basketball, baseball, tennis and track.

I LOVE the school. But it'll be a major lifestyle change.

What do you think?



Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM
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lollip0p
by Ruby Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 1:01 PM
Is that cost per semester?
o.O....
by Cara on Apr. 11, 2016 at 1:01 PM
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Absolutely not.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 1:02 PM
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Do what you want. My kids go to a private school and I wouldn't care who it inconveniences. My kids. My choice.
K3412
by Platinum Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 1:02 PM
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Honestly, no. But that's just me. DH and I grew up in public school and we turned out just fine. I couldn't justify that expense or time/attention unbalance. 

corticosteroid
by Sapphire Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 1:03 PM
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That is ridiculous.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 11, 2016 at 1:03 PM
No, yearly. Sorry.

Quoting lollip0p: Is that cost per semester?
luckyinlife
by on Apr. 11, 2016 at 1:03 PM
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Your SKs have two parents to do those things for them. It sounds like a great opportunity for your youngest. Go for it. You can always try it for a year to see how it works out.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 1:04 PM
We are a Catholic School family, so obviously I think it's worth the effort.
MrsViau
by PinkGiraffe on Apr. 11, 2016 at 1:05 PM
Idk if I would do that. Probably not.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 11, 2016 at 1:05 PM
Our public schools around here are garbage.

My stepsons first grade teacher laughed and told me "he clearly needs to be in a gifted program or skip ahead to second grade... But we don't have any resources to help the gifted kids. Around here we focus on the at risk ones."

I almost smacked her. Lol.

Quoting K3412:

Honestly, no. But that's just me. DH and I grew up in public school and we turned out just fine. I couldn't justify that expense or time/attention unbalance. 

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