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Unread 01-14-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Just had dinner last night with 2 CC grads now in college. Both on the dean's list at Duquesne and Dayton. I'm not a fan of how the school recruits football players, but even the public schools are doing that now. Don't think you can beat the education there.
Um, public schools cannot do that. Students have to live in the district. Central recruits from all over the US to get teams that are some great showoff crap. Of course North Allegheny beats up on Central quite often even though Central recruits. Kind of sad. There are no out of towners in my district playing some silly sport. Students for the most part are there for education.

As far as "best Catholic schools" go, I would look at the protestant ones first for education. Shadyside, Winchester Thurston and Kiski Prep would all outrank the best Catholic Schools. Then I would look at the best public schools that also would outrank the Catholic schools, like Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebo and Fox Chapel. Then look at the Catholic schools. Of course this is assuming you are interested in the best education and not a football team.
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Unread 01-14-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Um, public schools cannot do that. Students have to live in the district. Central recruits from all over the US to get teams that are some great showoff crap. Of course North Allegheny beats up on Central quite often even though Central recruits. Kind of sad. There are no out of towners in my district playing some silly sport. Students for the most part are there for education.

As far as "best Catholic schools" go, I would look at the protestant ones first for education. Shadyside, Winchester Thurston and Kiski Prep would all outrank the best Catholic Schools. Then I would look at the best public schools that also would outrank the Catholic schools, like Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebo and Fox Chapel. Then look at the Catholic schools. Of course this is assuming you are interested in the best education and not a football team.
Did you even bother to read the OP's question? One of his main criteria for choosing a school is one that involves Roman Catholic catechism.

Does Central have dormitories? How do kids from all around the US commute to Central?
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Unread 01-14-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Did you even bother to read the OP's question? One of his main criteria for choosing a school is one that involves Roman Catholic catechism.

Does Central have dormitories? How do kids from all around the US commute to Central?
No, I just read the title. In that case, I don't know which one is best.

Yes, Central has dorms to house the out of town sports recruits.
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Unread 01-14-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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Um, public schools cannot do that. Students have to live in the district. .
Um, you are wrong. They do recruit, I can cite more than a few examples in the 'burbs.

here is one:

WPIAL benches high school football transfer
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Unread 01-14-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: About 10 miles north of Pittsburgh International
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Central recruits from all over the US to get teams that are some great showoff crap.


(See my post above.)

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Yes, Central has dorms to house the out of town sports recruits.
On the off chance that somebody reading might take the portion of curtis' inane statement that Central has dorms, at face value, no they don't.
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Unread 01-14-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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Aquinas Academy might work. Here is an excerpt from the website.

"We are committed to offering students the finest education possible in a Catholic environment totally faithful to the magisterium. Mass is celebrated daily in the campus chapel and religion is a core subject in our curriculum."

Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh, a PreK through Grade 12, Private, Catholic School, Home Page
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Unread 01-14-2012, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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As far as choosing a Catholic high school in Pittsburgh, one of the biggest stumbling blocks is not the educational quality, but the cost to attend the school. Both Central Catholic and Oakland Catholic have tuition costs that exceed $8000 per year, and this does not include many of the associated fees. Vincentian Academy is nearly $11,000 annually. It is awfully expensive to send a child to a catholic high school, especially when the tuition is on top of the high Allegheny County property taxes already being paid to the local public high school.
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Unread 01-14-2012, 03:36 PM
 
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Aquinas Academy might work. Here is an excerpt from the website.

"We are committed to offering students the finest education possible in a Catholic environment totally faithful to the magisterium. Mass is celebrated daily in the campus chapel and religion is a core subject in our curriculum."

Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh, a PreK through Grade 12, Private, Catholic School, Home Page
For a somewhat new school, it sounds pretty old school -- mandatory daily mass and Latin as a required course.
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Unread 01-14-2012, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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For a somewhat new school, it sounds pretty old school -- mandatory daily mass and Latin as a required course.
What's wrong with old school? I took Latin in a public school, helped quite a bit with my English. Attended a Presby college with daily chapel, great place to pick up chicks. So how bad is that?
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Unread 01-14-2012, 05:44 PM
 
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What's wrong with old school? I took Latin in a public school, helped quite a bit with my English. Attended a Presby college with daily chapel, great place to pick up chicks. So how bad is that?
I didn't mean to imply that there was anything wrong with it. I just thought that it was interesting, as you don't see it that often, even in older Catholic institutions. I, too, took Latin in high school and found it beneficial. I took it as an elective for all four years.
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