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Old 02-10-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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Wondering if anyone had any opinions they'd be willing to share about the following schools: Sacred Heart Academy, Christ the King and Academy of the Holy Names. I am from out of state and looking at catholic schools and can see vast differences in size on the websites but am looking for some more parental experiences.

Thanks!
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:43 AM
 
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CKS blew when I went there. Honestly, if you're living in South Tampa, most of the public schools are equal to if not better than the private schools.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:30 AM
 
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Not sure about CTK but have always heard good things about Sacred Heart and Holy Names. I do agree with Ferrett though if you live NOG the public schools are very good.

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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This is our first year at Holy Names, we moved from a highly rated public school into this school. My son is in 2nd grade and my daughter is in Pre K. It has been a great experience. Even though it is Catholic and has strong traditions, they are on the cutting edge of technology (smart boards, laptops, amazing computer lab),have strong communication (weekly newsletters, a new blog each week), great facilities (tennis courts, olympic swimming pool, amazing library), the kids are challenged with fast paced academics (my second grader gets a 25-30 question math review before his exams) and they also make sure that they have fun (with treats at Valentine's, Fat Tuesday, etc). What I love is that my son's teacher brings a soccer ball to recess and is a big believer of letting the kids run around and with pe twice a week and recess twice a day they definitely do that. They swim in the warm months, my son jumps out of bed on those days. My daughter in Pre K gets extra work sent home since the teacher recognized that she was ready for the additional challenge. As you can tell, I really love the school.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:29 PM
 
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I used to live by " Sacred Heart " in S Tampa and believe it to have a good reputation. I know that "Espiritu Sanctu" across the bay, where I am now is also pretty good. I can only testify to the fact that private Catholic high school saved my sons grades and self esteem. He is now 38 and an exec w/Boeing. I am a grammy now but if I had a kid in Fl it for sure would be private school. The state testing results for public schools in Fl stinks and they pay the teachers peanuts so I guess you get what you pay for. They only get their education once -go for it even if you have make savings elsewhere.
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