Catholic Education

I read this about Catholic Education.  True or false?

A Catholic education is a challenging education. High standards, strong motivation, effective discipline and an atmosphere of caring combine to foster excellence, and a high quality of student performance. Catholic School students score significantly above the national averages on standardized testing. Research shows that because of a greater emphasis on homework and study, Catholic School students develop more effective writing skills. Catholic High School students attend post-secondary education at a rate in excess of 98% and are more likely to complete their program of studies. Catholic Schools have an excellent success rate in educating minority students while providing a stimulating and demanding education, Catholic Schools give students a high level of individualized attention and personal sharing. This commitment is reinforced by participation in programs for advanced students and also for those experiencing difficulties in reading, writing, and math.

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2 Responses to Catholic Education

  1. findingschools says:

    Where I am from (Virginia), Catholic education is better than public education, but not as competitive as independent schools (or even some other parochial schools). The Catholic schools were best when K-8. The very good reputation did not extend to the Catholic high schools.

    Lauren

  2. findingschools says:

    While I generally agree with Lauren, I think certain Catholic schools are benefitting from the huge increases in private school tuitions. Here in the San Francisco Bay area, Catholic schools in parishes that serve wealthy communities or neighborhoods are experiencing increased applications, an inflow of cash for facilities improvements, and a generally higher level of interest. Parents are asking why spend $15,000+/year for the lower grades when a parochial school costs $5,000. Parochial schools also offer more of a values-based education (usually meaning an open discussion of ethical issues).

    Carola S Shepard

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