More Schooling Options: Christian School

Posted by  | Tuesday, November 3, 2009  at 12:00 PM  
This post was written by Leah's friend Tonya. She has been married to her husband, Tom, for a long time (again, I don't know how many years!). They have three children - Andy, who is in college, Jenna, who is in the 10th grade, and Bradley, a 2nd grader. Her family loves to visit Disney World and spend time at the lake. Here are her responses to the questions:
1. What are the top three reasons you decided to send your kids to Christian school? A) The low teacher to student ratios. B) It will reinforce our Christian values. C) There are fewer distractions, like dress code, speech, & no display of affection between boys & girls.
2. Why didn't you send your kids to public school? Why didn't you homeschool? A) Besides the above, something I remember is that it seems in public schools that they try to be overly politically correct, like avoiding words such as Christmas by saying 'holiday' or Easter and saying 'Spring'. B) I don't feel qualified to homeschool my children and it would be a lot of work to keep them interested at home.
3. What is the best part about Christian school?The atmosphere and knowing that the other families have similar values.
4. What is the worst part? The tuition and not having as many extra-curricular activies.
5. What is the biggest benefit to your child by Christian school? The reinforcement of Christian values and higher learning potential as they usually test out higher than public schools.
6. What is the biggest deficit? Probably sports.
7. What advice would you give to a family with preschool-age children working through this decision right now? I would say to pray over your decision. It is worth sacrificing for and a decision you will probably never regret.

1 comment:

Curt, Mariah, & Carli Badura said...

Thanks for everyone for sharing this week. This has been great! We have a 3 year old and a 1 year old and are praying over schooling right now...


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