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Old 06-30-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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My family will be moving to Louisville this fall. We have looked at the private schools, and the ones that we are considering are:

St. Francis High School & St. Francis School

or

Kentucky Country Day

How are these school's reputations?
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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My niece goes to Kentucky Country Day. It seems pretty elite, but my parents question if the education is worth the money. There are other good private schools. My other niece attends Sacred Heart, has since pre-school, and she seems to be getting an excellent education.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY (St. Matthews)
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Are you referring to St. Francis on US 42 in Goshen? I'm not as familiar with it but it is k-12 and definitely has a good reputation from what I've heard.
About Kentucky Country Day (commonly referred to as "KCD") it is also K-12 one of the most elite and expensive schools in Louisville (along with Collegiate), but it has probably among the best reputation in Louisville (along with the Catholic high schools). Its off Hwy 22 right across from the Summit on Springdale Rd.
If you'll be living in Oldham County or the drive to Goshen wouldn't be an issue (about 5 miles into Oldham on US 42) I think it would be a good choice...definitely take a look at both.
Let us know if you have any more questions, Louisville has some great private Catholic schools as well (notably Trinity, St. X, Sacred Heart, Assumption, etc) and Christian Academy of Louisville is very good too.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:21 PM
 
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Are you referring to St. Francis on US 42 in Goshen? I'm not as familiar with it but it is k-12 and definitely has a good reputation from what I've heard.
About Kentucky Country Day (commonly referred to as "KCD") it is also K-12 one of the most elite and expensive schools in Louisville (along with Collegiate), but it has probably among the best reputation in Louisville (along with the Catholic high schools). Its off Hwy 22 right across from the Summit on Springdale Rd.
If you'll be living in Oldham County or the drive to Goshen wouldn't be an issue (about 5 miles into Oldham on US 42) I think it would be a good choice...definitely take a look at both.
Let us know if you have any more questions, Louisville has some great private Catholic schools as well (notably Trinity, St. X, Sacred Heart, Assumption, etc) and Christian Academy of Louisville is very good too.
There are several other simgle sex catholic schools in the region too. The only coed catholic schools are in the suburbs of Clarksville, IN and Bardstown, KY.


There are also some wonderful other small private Highschools like Walden.

With regards to St Francis, there are at least 3 I know of. St Francis in Goshen, KY, St Francis HS downtown, and St Francis K-8 in the the Highlands.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I have to recommend Trinity since I am a graduate, but it really is an all-around great school. Also, Sacred Heart is very good too, I have family members that have graduated and are currently attending school there.

As far as the schools you have chosen so far, KCD is more well known and bigger, and I have heard more things about it (mostly good). It is a little over priced if you ask me because you can get just as great of an education at Trinity, St. X, Sacred Heart, or Assumption for thousands of dollars less. KCD does well in both sports and academics, so by choosing it you really won't go wrong. I'm not saying St. Francis doesn't, but I just haven't heard that much about it.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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Before committing to a private school, please check out the oldham county schools.
Nothing against private schools, but depending on where you buy a house, it may not be needed. When we moved to Ky, education and quality of life were the most important items to us. We looked at many areas / schools and found a subdivision in the North Oldham district met our needs the best.

My children now attend North Oldham HS and MS and are getting a very good education on tax dollars. For example, by time my eldest graduates, she will have had 2 years of calc., AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics (calc. based), 3 years of latin, and a host of AP English and History classes.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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There are several other simgle sex catholic schools in the region too. The only coed catholic schools are in the suburbs of Clarksville, IN and Bardstown, KY.


There are also some wonderful other small private Highschools like Walden.

With regards to St Francis, there are at least 3 I know of. St Francis in Goshen, KY, St Francis HS downtown, and St Francis K-8 in the the Highlands.
Can you give me your honest opinion on which school you think is better or who has the better reputation Christian Academy or the Highland Latin School? You were kind enough to respond to my last post about the Old Louisville area. We are relocating to Louisville from Chicago as soon as our house sells and will be moving into an apartment.

Thanks for the help,

John
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Mt. Washington, KY
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I think Christian Academy but by default. The Latin School isn't well known. My wife and I went to the Latin School's open house and we are going back for a personal tour in a month or so. It's my top pick BUT make sure your kids will accept it. It's very small so if your children are use to a big school and have trouble adjusting they will have severe culture shock. To add to this post, I grew up in the east end and went to Ballard. KCD & Collegiate are probably the most elite in terms of snob appeal but not test scores. If you want your kids rubbing elbows with the well to do they need to be on your short list. I'm interested to hear what stx12499 has to say on this.
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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There are several other simgle sex catholic schools in the region too. The only coed catholic schools are in the suburbs of Clarksville, IN and Bardstown, KY.


There are also some wonderful other small private Highschools like Walden.

With regards to St Francis, there are at least 3 I know of. St Francis in Goshen, KY, St Francis HS downtown, and St Francis K-8 in the the Highlands.
errrr... STX, did Holy Cross close? Last I heard it was wide open, co-ed, Catholic and in Jefferson County?
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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My family will be moving to Louisville this fall. We have looked at the private schools, and the ones that we are considering are:

St. Francis High School & St. Francis School

or

Kentucky Country Day

How are these school's reputations?
May I be sold bold, why only private schools? What features are you looking for?
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