Is it wrong to consider sending our children to a public high school if we are finding that the current Catholic College Prep school they are attending is too rigorous for them?
The school they are currently in is excellent in formation and excellent academically, but it is not a good fit for all of our children. Also at times, this school can cross the boundry and become unreasonably rigorous. This has been challenging at times and for some of our children and for our family it is causing great suffering. Other Catholic schools in the area are either too far away or just not what we are looking for in a Catholic school. We are torn as are some other families that we know that are currently in the same situation. By moving to another school, we feel strongly that this is the only way to ensure that the children who are struggling have the same opportunities for a solid Catholic college education as our children do that are doing well at the college prep school. If they were to remain at the school they are at, their GPA would be so low, they would not be able to apply at some of the Catholic Universities.
We have been in Catholic education since our children have been in kindergarten, so this is a frightening prospect for us. Is it feasible to believe that we can have children in the public school system and increase the formation outside of the school through Catholic organizations that are available in our diocese for the youth?
Did you yourself or do your children have experience with the public education system for high school? How did you help them remain strong in their Faith?
We feel very strongly that we need to recapture our peaceful family life. Can we achieve that through public education after being in Catholic education for so long?