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DDM
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Hi everyone, first I want to thank all of you for this forum, it has helped me tremendously on helping me make my decision about moving to STX.

I still haven't made the decision, but I am being offered a job at the refinery in Maintenance.

I have a few questions that I haven't seen posted yet. I have an 8 & 9 year old boys and if I do decide to move I will move my family with me.

I need to know what kind of youth sports are offered on STX; my boys are huge Little League baseball players.

Do they have youth baseball for the ages of my boys?

IF they do have baseball, it is seasonal or do they play all year long?

What other sports do they offer for youths? They are playing football right now, but I don't think there would be enough kids to have a youth football league.

Anything any of you could tell me about youth sports would be wonderful.

Thank you and have a great day,

Dave

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Topic starter Posted : October 11, 2007 12:30 pm
Alexandra
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There are baseball and soccer teams available for children that age. I'm not sure how many months a year they play, but the soccer teams compete all over the Caribbean and are very competitive.

There are lots of water sports available for children, such as sailing, snorkeling and very high quality, competitive swim teams. At age 10, they can also learn to SCUBA dive.

The schools have assorted sports teams and other extra curricular activities to keep the kids very busy all year. There are also music programs and dance, art, etc.

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Posted : October 11, 2007 2:54 pm
DDM
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Thank You Alexandra,

Does anyone know the longivity of the youth baseball season?

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Topic starter Posted : October 11, 2007 3:54 pm
DDM
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Are there any decent elementary public schools?

What I would like to do is:

I will be there in early November and my family will be moving in January.

Wife and 8 & 9 year old boys.

With the move I will be spending quite a bit of money and then to enroll them into a private school right away will be another $1800 a month for both of them until summer.

What I was thinking is to put them in a public school for the rest of the year and then next year start them at the public school.

I have read everywhere I can and it looks like the public school system is really low.

My boys have been in private schools and are very smart. I think the 5 months going to public school won't hurt then to bad, after all it is really what is done at home that helps them excel.

So which public school in STX seems to be the best above the rest?

Thank you and have a great weekend,

Dave

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Topic starter Posted : October 13, 2007 6:04 pm
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This is a VERY bad idea. The will be the only continentials in the school, new kids arriving in the middle of the school year. You should find the money to put them in a private school for this semester. After you get here you can look around and decide for yourself if any public school will work for your family.

I cannot stress strongly enough what a BAD idea this is.

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Posted : October 13, 2007 8:19 pm
DDM
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I made a typo in the post

What I was thinking is to put them in a public school for the rest of the year and then next year start them at the public school.

I meant to say next fall I would start them at Private School.

Thankyou very much Linda,

Dave

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Topic starter Posted : October 13, 2007 8:39 pm
Alexandra
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you might also check into home schooling. There are other families recently arrived who are doing this for the time being and it might be possible to connect a few sets of kids to share the instruction and give the kids some extra social interaction.

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Posted : October 14, 2007 4:55 pm
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There are also several small parochial schools on island that are significantly cheaper than the Good Hope or Country Day but are non-denominational in admissions.They are better than the public schools and prepare kids well for the more challenging private schools in later grades. You may want to look at these schools as an alternative to public for the first 6 months. I know several parents quite happy with their kids education at a couple of these schools.

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Posted : October 14, 2007 6:01 pm
DDM
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stxem,

Could you please get me the names of these schools and maybe a phone #.

Thank all of you for your help...

Dave

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Topic starter Posted : October 14, 2007 10:44 pm
DDM
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I have them, thank you:

Parochial Schools on St. Croix

Name of School Number Grades Students
St. Mary’s Catholic School 340.773.0117 K-8 217
St. Patrick’s School 340.772.5052 PreK-8 241
School of the Good Shepherd 340.772.2280 K-8 133
Seventh Day Adventist School 340.773.6350 PreK-12 303
Glen Christian Academy 340.778.1932 PreK-12 94
Nazarene Christian School 340.773.0042 PreK-8 41
St. Joseph's High School 340.692.2455 9-12 -
Free Will Baptist School 340.773.3179 PreK-12 250
Caribbean Community School 340.772.3284 K-12 -
Kings Hill School 340.778.6564 - -
West Indies Heritage Institute 340.773.7221 7-12 30
Reading Rainbow School 340.779.3356 PreK-6 133
Sunny Isle Baptist Christian School 340.773.4406 PreK-6 150

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Topic starter Posted : October 14, 2007 11:15 pm
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