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Herblorentz78
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September 11, 2022 8:31 pm  

We're planning on moving to STX in either 2 years or 6 years. I'm a maintenance manager/ assistant dock master at a marina in Florida and my wife is a nurse. Our youngest son is in 7th grade. How are the schools down there? Should we wait until he graduates or move before his freshman year. That's really our only hangup. Once he starts High School we want him to finish in the same school. We've both had great job offers down there but haven't heard good nor bad about the schools. 


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stjohnjulie
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September 12, 2022 3:38 am  

The public schools are in pretty rough shape.  Like many other areas, we are experiencing a teacher shortage.  And on top of that, our schools are in pretty serious disrepair. The private schools are better off but they come with a pretty hefty price tag. Many transplants opt for private schools if they can afford it.   And many choose to wait if they can’t.    


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vicanuck
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September 12, 2022 9:00 am  

As stjohnjulie suggested, public schools in the VI are, with few exceptions, in very bad shape in almost every respect. They might be "just okay" for younger children, but, for a high schooler I wouldn't recommend it at all.

Good Hope Country Day is a great school on STX but tuition is $12 to $14K a year. There are a number of parochial schools that are a bit cheaper, if you're into that kind of indoctrination.

Good luck!


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jaldeborgh
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September 25, 2022 12:55 pm  
Posted by: @herblorentz78

We're planning on moving to STX in either 2 years or 6 years. I'm a maintenance manager/ assistant dock master at a marina in Florida and my wife is a nurse. Our youngest son is in 7th grade. How are the schools down there? Should we wait until he graduates or move before his freshman year. That's really our only hangup. Once he starts High School we want him to finish in the same school. We've both had great job offers down there but haven't heard good nor bad about the schools. 

My opinion is the longer you wait the more difficult it will be for your children, change at their age is difficult.  I’ve also heard good things about Good Hope Country Day and I’d certainly choose the parochial schools before using the public system, which seems to be in perpetual crisis.


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