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Homeschoolers - Affordable Private School Options?  

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BellasMom
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Good Evening!

Our family recently moved to STX and includes 3 school aged kids. We naively thought that we could put the kids in public school - how bad could it be? The more I've read and learned from talking with locals, the more I believe that either private school or homeschool are our two only options.

Good Hope Country Day is totally out of our price range because of the cost - sending three kids there would be impossible for us. To my knowledge that is the only non-parochial school on the island. Our family isn't religious, we do however openly discuss different religions and cultures and are open to all people. My husband and I were both raised in strict Baptist homes and have steered clear of that with our children. I think most of the Parochial schools require that you be of that religion, which is the case back home - don't know about here.

I wish there was an affordable private school option that didn't involve religion. Is there a homeschool group on the island? I would consider homeschooling if the kids could be active with others.

I have read through these forums many times, I'm just hoping to get some feedback, any options that I have seen or what am I missing?

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CruzanIron
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Did you check AZ Academy?

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Sunny2da2
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We too are looking for a good school option for our daughter. We will be moving to STX in 1-2 years to the East end. Wondering which High schools are good and affordable and not across the island.
In my experience religious schools don't always require you to go to their church but they do charge more for non-parishioners... at least in the states they do. My daughter has attended parochial school for 5 years now.

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MelissaBL
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We are also contemplating a move to St. Croix. I already homeschool my kids and will do so on the island and am looking for other homeschoolers!

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BellasMom
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We decided to go with St. Patrick (K-8) and St. Joseph (9-12). We felt comfortable with the people at both schools and that's worth so much!

Hopefully it all goes well - we are hopeful for a lot of things right now!

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