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Old 11-11-2009, 09:28 AM
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I have the opportunity to enroll my children in a catholic school here in Omaha. My kids are currently in Millard, and while I have been thrilled with my daughter's education and school experience, I am less than impressed with my son's school. I am especially displeased with the administration's discipline, kids teasing and bullying, and lack of academic rigor.

For a variety of reasons, I can't enroll him in catholic and her in public, so I have to choose. I am leaning toward catholic school, but my only concern is that my daughter (who is reading at almost 2nd grade level and has the most amazing teacher ever) will be bored with phonics curriculum at catholic school. The catholic school has a larger class size than her public school. She's in full day kindergarten now, and this catholic school has half day. I don't want her to miss out, but I don't want my son to suffer either, and if I don't take this opening and enroll them now, I may not have another chance.

I would like to hear about other Omaha parents' experiences with public vs. catholic schools. I especially want to hear from parents who switched from public to private (or vice versa).

For us, tuition costs, uniforms, and religion are not factors, so please stick to the quality of education, curriculum, class size, teacher skill, technology and extracurricular opportunities, social/friend issues, the impact on kids switching schools mid-year, etc.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:04 AM
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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^ We're "Johnny Come Latelys" to OPS. We moved here at the beginning of our daughter's freshman year in high school - and she's now graduating. She has had a great run at Omaha North High School. Our sons were both grown before we came to Omaha.

All I can say is that I am good friends with a family whose children go to Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. It's a long ways from you, as it's located on North 30th Street. But the bottom line is that they are nothing but thrilled with that school.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:06 AM
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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there are several non-catholic private schools in omaha


oca aka omaha christian academy

concordia jr./sr. high near 156th and fort
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:38 PM
Location: Omaha, NE
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Just FYI, The Concordia school system here in Omaha is tied with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
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