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Old 04-06-2010, 11:42 PM
 
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I would like to get some recommendations on private Christian schools in San Antonio. I am looking for a school that is grades K-12 and is reasonably priced. Also, schools that have a lot to offer in extra curricular activities would be great. Of course I would like excellent education as well as a true Christian school where the bible is taught. I have heard San Antonio Christian Schools on Redland road is good. Any thoughts on San Antonio Christian Schools and any other schools you would suggest would be much appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:04 AM
 
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I would look in to Calvary Chapel San Antonio off of Pat Booker Rd.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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I would like to get some recommendations on private Christian schools in San Antonio. I am looking for a school that is grades K-12 and is reasonably priced. Also, schools that have a lot to offer in extra curricular activities would be great. Of course I would like excellent education as well as a true Christian school where the bible is taught. I have heard San Antonio Christian Schools on Redland road is good. Any thoughts on San Antonio Christian Schools and any other schools you would suggest would be much appreciated.
Thank you.
I don't know if distance is an issue but there are a couple of private schools in the Monte Vista area (north of downtown).

San Antonio Academy
117 East French Place, San Antonio TX 78212

Keystone School
119 East Craig Place, San Antonio, TX 78212
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:42 AM
 
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Keystone if your child can get in is one of the best. They have been renowned as having the best test scores in the world before.


Check out Cornerstone as well.


There are also many private Catholic Schools that are also VERY good. Kids can be Jewish or any religion and they still choose these schools over many other Christian schools because they are simply a better choice than some of the ones mentioned.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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I graduated from SA Christian in 2007 so I can probably help you out. The Bible is taught there and all students are required to take a Bible class every year. They generally teach non-denominational Biblical principles so you probably won't find too much to disagree with. As far as academics go, it is fairly rigorous and I felt prepared for college and found it not that hard of a transition (in contrast to alot of my public school friends). I'm not sure if this concerns you, but your child won't experience a very diverse environment as most students are white, middle to upper class.

TMI and St. Mary's Hall are also very good but much more expensive if I remember correctly. \

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:38 PM
 
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Thank you so much. What are some catholic schools that you would recommend? I heard Keystone was very rigorous. My son is doing really well now, he is in first grade, but is reading on a 2nd grade level. He is one of the top students in his class. I feel he needs to be challenged and I think private school is the way to go. I just don't want to pay crazy money. SACS seems to be more reasonable then St. Mary's or San Antonio Academy. I will look into the other schools mentioned. So I guess I'm looking for a great private school that is challenging, but won't cause us to go broke.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:02 PM
 
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We have friends with kids at Antonian who are very happy with the school, but Antonian is a college prep high school. I have heard good things about many of the other 1-8th grade Catholic schools that feed into Antonian as well - St. Michaels and Holy Spirit.

As far as being challenged, my kids were in private school (not one of the ones mentioned here) and I don't feel that had they stayed there, they would have been challenged as much as they have been in public school. My oldest has compared her GT & AP classes at Churchill with the classes her friend is taking at SACS and she says that her classes are harder and more challenging. Neither of the girls were at SACS for elementary school, so I can't comment on that.

I just noticed that you said your kiddo was in 1st grade! I think the advantages you would have over public elementary school are the smaller class sizes and possibly more strict behavioral standards. However, please pay close attention to the curriculum as your child advances in school to make sure that it is what you expect. Just because it is a private school doesn't necessarily mean it is better. We learned the hard way! I would advise you to visit the schools you are interested in, look at the curriculum in depth and compare several schools to see which you feel is best for your son. Probably one of the hardest decisions of being a parent is where to send them for school!
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:27 PM
 
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My son is in private school (none of the ones mentioned) and he has thrived for the two years he has been there. The school goes all the way thru 12th grade and the curriculum is ABEKA. From what I understand, it is typically more advanced than the average public school curriculum. However, the more important factor in having our child in private school is the Christian faith emphasis.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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Can you tell me which one?
Thank you.
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