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#1 of 5 Old 08-10-2004, 09:51 AM - Thread Starter
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We are considering one for our daughter for next year. It has an excellent reputation and she will have to be on the list enrolled in the next month to save a spot for next year.
Just curious as to if anyone else here plans on doing this.
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We send our niece to one. I also used to be a private (Christian) school teacher. I totally believe in the Christian school concept. Check the school out and make sure you agree with their beliefs and all but remember that private schools can't please everyone and there may be a few things you have to live with - like uniforms and such.

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By the way, your family is beautiful!
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Check the school out and make sure you agree with their beliefs and all but remember that private schools can't please everyone and there may be a few things you have to live with - like uniforms and such.
ITA with this statement. We checked out a Lutheren school (not sure which snyod) and found them to not gel with our views on Christianity or schooling (we are UCC) but they did provide a very good education. Our church doesn't offer an elementary school so we ended up with a different private school.

As a side note, I went to a Catholic high school as a Protestant and found it to be not too bad. The uniforms were a plus as was the all girl atmosphere. I did not turn into a Catholic and found it to be a very educational experience. I learned from the Catholics and the Catholics learned from me. I was however older so the age of the child would make a difference. I did have one nun who always apologized to me whenever she mentioned that Martin Luther was wrong! She was a very sweet and kind lady.
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We will do so next year (he has one more year before starting "real school").

But, I agree with others that you need to check on the school very thoroughly. Like any other private school, its up to you to do the research. Make sure what they are teaching gels with your beliefs, both in terms of religion and basic education. We are headed to a school that is big on values but not on "doctrine", which is why I like it so much. Because some Christian churches are so into heavy-handed discipline, that is an especially important area to do your homework on (remembering that the Ezzos and Pearls call themselves Christian). Because many of the laws governing public schools don't apply, you need to ask lots and lots of questions. I am so lucky because I worked around this school for six years, so feel very comfortable sending my kids there.
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Well the school we are looking at seems to gel with out beliefs. It is a "modern" Minnonite based Christian school. They basically believe like most non-demonational churches, where everlasting life is only reached with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. That is the core of our beliefs. At fist I though Minnonite...oh no..little bonnests etc. They are completely modern and social and dress normally and the "sterotype" I so blindly had it NOT true.

I do need to ask several questions like the Ezzo one. I want to make sure that is NOT an issue. Also I need to find somewhere questions to ask a Kdg teacher or any teacher about how they handle a shy child.

Summie

P.S. thanks for the compliments on my family
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