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Old 01-19-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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If you were moving to the Sacramento area and money were no object (and you could live anywhere) which preschool, elementary and high school would you pick for small class sizes with well rounded happy kids (music, art, PE, outdoor time, etc)?...

We are not religious but would be ok with a tolerant religious-based school.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Money is an issue for us, but I am hoping that the schools might have financial aid...
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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Rocklin or Folsom for public schools.

Jesuit High and its feeder parochial schools.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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Thanks!
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:02 PM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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Check this map for the school ratings in the Sacramento area. I'm not sure where you will be working, but there are many highly rated public schools in the area. My preference is to live where my kid can go to a great public school rather than pay for private schools.


School Rankings for the Sacramento metropolitan area, California

If you choose the private school route, make sure to check their credentials and quality ratings. Private does not always equal better.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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I agree that private is not always better - I went through great public schools (quite a few years ago). I am worried about class sizes in public schools. I know on the East Coast it is a challenge to get small class sizes, PE, and art in a public school setting. Was thinking it might be similar in Sacramento. Those are things that the rankings and standardized tests can't really tell us. We have flexible work locations and just have to be within 50 miles of Sacramento. (For living, our ideal would be to rent in a nice apartment or condo until we get a feel for different areas and figure out where to buy. We are eyeing EDH for proximity to skiing/hiking in Tahoe.)
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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From the internet, Sacramento Country Day and Sacramento Waldorf look nice. Does anyone have any feedback or opinions on those? Previous poster also mentioned Jesuit and its feeders. Any other schools people have experiences with? Positive or negative feedback welcome.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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I agree that private is not always better - I went through great public schools (quite a few years ago). I am worried about class sizes in public schools. I know on the East Coast it is a challenge to get small class sizes, PE, and art in a public school setting. Was thinking it might be similar in Sacramento. Those are things that the rankings and standardized tests can't really tell us. We have flexible work locations and just have to be within 50 miles of Sacramento. (For living, our ideal would be to rent in a nice apartment or condo until we get a feel for different areas and figure out where to buy. We are eyeing EDH for proximity to skiing/hiking in Tahoe.)
I think you be fine with most of the public schools in the areas outside of Sacramento. specifically those up I80 and I50 like EDH that you mentioned.

Again Folsom, Rocklin, Roseville, Placer and Granite Bay are all top notch for private.

All Sacramento Catholic Diocese Parochial schools are WCEA and WASC certified.

Schools - Catholic School Department
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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In California, catholic schools are really for the most part the only fully loaded private schools. Particularly at the high school level.

That being said California catholic high schools are catholic in name only.

Outside of the pomp and circumstance, like having a cross in front of the school or prayer before lunch/ a football game, there is really nothing catholic about these schools.

There are tons of obviously not catholic people who go to these schools, so long as they behave and pay the bills no one cares.

The people who run these schools act more like politicians than members of the church. For them it is a balancing act between keeping the church, themselves, the parish, the parents, the faculty, the students, and to a much lesser extent the local neighborhood, happy.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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In California, catholic schools are really for the most part the only fully loaded private schools. Particularly at the high school level.

That being said California catholic high schools are catholic in name only.

Outside of the pomp and circumstance, like having a cross in front of the school or prayer before lunch/ a football game, there is really nothing catholic about these schools.

There are tons of obviously not catholic people who go to these schools, so long as they behave and pay the bills no one cares.

The people who run these schools act more like politicians than members of the church. For them it is a balancing act between keeping the church, themselves, the parish, the parents, the faculty, the students, and to a much lesser extent the local neighborhood, happy.

CINO's?

Well when you dontget 100's of millions of dollars from the government what do you expect?

Also since when is any institution or organization run by human beings not political?
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