Looking for some advice.
We live on an indian reservation where there is a lot of problems with bullying and no social activities for homeschooling. There are no safe places to play or interact with other kids outside of school here and my daughter is SUPER social. I see myself as a homeschooling parent but found keeping her home even as a toddler challenging as she was always asking to have other kids over. Even on days off from school she really wants to play with other kids and on days we have other kids over is usually upset when they have to leave. In this environment, it just seems like school is the only way to try to keep up with her passion for being around other kids.
Most of the schools here are lacking in safety. So after much research we settled on the local, PRIVATE catholic school. Everything seemed to be in order but today the principal called me and said that it is against their policy to allow kids to enroll in school unless they are vaccinated.
There is no way I can/will vaccinate her just to get her into school.
I thought that they cannot discriminate against us for this especially given we stated it was for religious/spiritual reasons. She has been enrolled in 3 other places 2 preschools and a public childcare (the point being they all have federal funding)... none of them have ever had a problem with this.
Does anyone have any experience with this or suggestions for how to proceed?
My daughter was really excited about going to this school and is really disappointed that she might not get to go.