Our Parents Say It Best
To say sending our daughter to St. Patrick’s school has been a blessing is very true, but for our family it was more than that, it was life changing.
When weighing the options of where to send our first child to school, we knew we wanted a place with certain characteristics including Christian values, small class sizes that would allow her to be challenged academically, and experienced teachers we could trust as we sent her away for her first, hopefully positive, formative years of school.
Last spring we were looking for a school with these characteristics and researching options for partial day preschool and kindergarten. During that time our daughter began exhibiting some anxiety which we were told was common in many kids during covid quarantine, lack of social interaction, and other health precautions. Once that anxiety started affecting her daily life and ability to function, we realized we had to find ways to help her. One of those included sending her to a school that could provide her with socialization, structure, and consistency that centered around a loving God. That school was St. Patrick’s.
Over the last 2 years we’ve seen our daughter grow in many ways. She loves her teachers, has made many friends, and has excelled academically. More importantly to us, she has become kinder, more patient, and practiced problem-solving skills that are so important every day. She is excited to tell us about what she is learning and sing songs from class. She also shared with us how she enjoys talking to God and during lent this year, she decided on her own to pray the rosary every Sunday when we got home from mass.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin. Many people are hesitant to send their child to a private school due to cost which is understandable. Currently legislatures are reviewing new routes to aid in the cost of private tuition including expanding the Education Opportunity Account Act which would allow more families to be eligible to apply. Additionally, as a pleasant surprise to us in retrospect, we learned that preschool and kindergarten tuition is tax deductible as childcare for children that age.
“And God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
I hope you too can prayerfully consider sending your child to this amazing God filled school. Additionally, if you don’t have school aged children, please consider supporting this full education by donating to the school. Your support can make a positive difference in the lives of so many.
God is good,
“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6