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Old 02-22-2011, 09:40 PM
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Eventually my little ones will be going to kindegarten. I was wondering about your assessments of private schools in the area... we will likely live in hamburg or orchard park. I see Nardin academy looks good and is montessori. The price isn't that good. It's over 9000 dollars a year, and I have 3 children. I do want to do the best I can for them for their education. There are many catholic schools and I don't know if a noncatholic like me would be happy with those, or how to choose between them all.
Maybe kindegarten is ok at the public school.
What are your thoughts and comparisons based on your experience?
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:30 AM
Location: Hamburg, NY
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I was raised Catholic & went to a Catholic Elementary school. While I doubt they would aggressively try to convert your kids to Catholicism your children would be force fed the Catholic message daily. Its up to you (and your beliefs) whether or not that is ok. I stopped being a Catholic many years ago & there is no way I would send my kids to a Catholic school because I don't want a message I don't believe in being force fed into their young impressionable minds.

As far as public schools, Orchard Park is consistently ranked among the top 3-5 in WNY, Hamburg & Frontier are usually in the top 10-15. If you want to send your kids to private school that is totally your business but in reality its not necessary. Maybe its because we moved from Texas where the public schools are terrible but we have been very pleased with Big Tree Elementary (and our oldest daughters progression) so far.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:53 PM
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If you are in the city of Buffalo, look into charter schools. Some are better than others, but they are worth a look.
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