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Old 09-07-2009, 04:14 PM
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I am considering a relocation offer to the Tampa/St. Pete area and will be making a trip this week to look at schools. I have a child in first grade now and a 3 year old.

I am most interested in living in St. Pete (Snell Isle, Old NE) but will also look at Tampa (South Tampa, Westchase).

For St. Pete, I know someone with a child at Shorecrest.

In Tampa, I have two friends with children at Saint Mary's.

I would like other recommendations, including Catholic or religious options. Is the Cantebury School worth a look in St. Pete? Is there a good Catholic option in Tampa?

I have been reading the threads on this site and they seem to be focused on public schools, so any help with private schools would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-08-2009, 06:36 AM
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:31 PM
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St Pauls in St Pete is wonderful. I know many children who have gone through this school and on to St Pete Catholic High and are now in pretty good universities. I have friends at Shorecrest though its pretty expensive out of schools here pretty good academics too and goes to 12th G. Canterbury has had good reports from some friends too. I know parents who have used Academy of Holy Names in Tampa and liked it. Depends on which side of Bay you decide to live in. I personally love Old NE,
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:52 PM
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Shorecrest, St. Paul's (in Clearwater, the one in St. Pete is a parochial school), and Canterbury are all good schools. Admiral Farragut is good if you don't mind a military school. Holy Names (Tampa) has a good reputation (though it eventually becomes all-girls, which may be an issue if you have a boy).
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:59 PM
Location: East Tennessee
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I have friends with a daughter who attends Incarnation Catholic. They've been happy with the school for the past two years. Details & contact info on their website here --> Incarnation Catholic School, Tampa, FL.
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