Friday, January 27, 2017

The Best Bargain In All Of Education

Dear Parishioners,

As we begin Catholic Schools Week, we celebrate the many contributions our graduates have made to our country and society. But it’s also the best bargain in all of education. In comparing one of the best private schools in the state, I found the following statistics:

Student to Faculty Ratio
Private School = 7:1
St. Jane Frances = 9.1

Average Class Size
Private School = 15
St. Jane Frances = 16.5 
Faculty Average Years of Teaching
Private School = 18
St. Jane Frances = 19
Faculty Average Years of Teaching at That School
Private School = 12
St. Jane Frances = 13
Average Tuition
Private School = $26,000
St. Jane Frances = $7,000

As you can see, the only major difference is the tuition. Of course, the private school has some advantages St. Jane’s lacks such as extensive playing fields, auditoriums, and indoor sports facilities for it’s high school. But who can afford $26,000 a year? St. Jane’s is a bargain even at twice the price. Besides, it has a weekly Mass for the students, regular confession, and the teaching of Christian values. If I had a child, I would choose St. Jane.

God Bless,
Fr. Carl

“There is nothing easier than to pray to God
and nothing more comforting.”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars