Why Private School -- Part 2

We'll continue from yesterday's post from the Geary family, on their choice to send their children a private school.  This family utilizes this option as a tool to come alongside their overall parenting strategy, instead of abdicating spiritual responsibility to the school officials.  Let's hear what they have to say:

5.  How do you see this choice being something that has an impact for Christ's Kingdom?  As a family, we believe that God has placed us at Christ Church to be a light to those who don’t have a relationship with Jesus.  He has given us many opportunities to share our faith and to live it out.  I lead a Moms in Touch prayer group at school each week that prays for teachers and their prayer requests, as well as students.  We try to be strategic (as God leads) in the relationships and families we pursue.  There is no doubt that He has us there for a purpose.  We are always amazed at how God is working at Christ Church.

6.  What has God taught you through all of this? God has taught us that He is in control above all else.  No matter what our plans are, His are always better.  Christ Church is not a perfect place and we and our kids have to learn to handle outside pressure, temptations and our own sin nature, with God’s help.  How we respond to challenging situations is most important.

7.  What do you want to remind families who also choose private school?  Be open-minded to other families who have chosen a different route.  Don’t make assumptions based on stereotypes.  And don’t be afraid to discuss the differences.  Especially, don’t assume kids who are homeschooled are isolated, religious zealots! Or that kids in public school are not receiving a quality education.

8.  What do you want to share with families who chose another schooling option?  Ditto, plus don’t assume that all people who send their kids to private school are rich, snobby and materialistic!

9.  Anything else you want to share?  Steve and I have considered homeschooling at various times throughout our children’s education, but each time we have returned to the belief that Christ Church is the best place for them to receive an excellent education and have the most opportunities both now and in the future.

Questions or thoughts?  Leave it in the comments. 

Stay tuned for next week as we interview a family whose children are in public school.  (Also, check out why this family enjoys homeschooling.)

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