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I Went to a Catholic School

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    Never Going Back! Well, Maybe a Class Reunion.

    I applied to my high school not really knowing anything about it, as a backup plan since I was afraid of not getting into the public/testing school in my town. I ended up getting into both, and got a full scholarship to the Catholic school. How this happened I will never know...
    parallelport parallelport 19-21, M Jul 3, 2007

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    Am Still There

    I am still in school I don't mind it at all. But sometimes I wish I wasn't.
    sliverwolfbec sliverwolfbec 18-21, F Nov 12, 2013

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    Best education ever! All girld catholic school

    pre-school to highschool. Catholic university BA and MA! 😊
    carlyistortious carlyistortious 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Catholics

    went to catholic school,knew early on it was my parent's religion,not for me!the nuns and priests were vicious.in 8 yrs i can say there was 2 nuns whom were angels.the others hateful,especially towards the slower kids.i was one,alcholic dad,ranting all night,terrified and then...
    southernstar2030 southernstar2030 61-65, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    It Was Alright

    I went to a Catholic elementary. K - 6. The only reason my parents sent me there was because the amount of bullying was lower. Honestly, the only thing I remember from religion class was raising money for charity. I think I accepted the religion in kindergarten and grade 1, but...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F Sep 24, 2011

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    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    All My Schools Were Catholic

    Both my Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form were catholic. My sixth form was in the grounds of the Secondary School and we had to do compulsory Religious Education - I did choose to do A level Religious Education as well. I enjoyed learning about Religious Education while at School...
    boobabloo56 boobabloo56 18-21, F Nov 6, 2012

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    Private School

    When you go to more defined schools here in France they can have a religious overtone. For six years we lived in Darwin, in Australia. I went to roman catholic school there too. They are single sex schools in many instances with a hard regime. I was only a little bit rebellious...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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    Back In School

    Most Travellers dont stay in school long, but i loved school and wanted to keep going. They let me, but they wouldnt have anything but a Catholic school.I had several friends at school, though I got trouble because I was a Traveller and I got a bad reputation because I got in a...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F Apr 19, 2013

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    They Hated Me, But I Loved It!

    I went to an all girls, convent school from 11 to 16. It was tiny, strict and very religious. Needless to say, I didn't fit in that well. Thank god there was a small group of us though. I was always in trouble, only for silly things though. My heels were always too high (not even...
    DarceySmile DarceySmile 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    Now I Teach In One

    I am a product of a Catholic Education and like other posters I believe that quality education varies from school to school regardless if they are public or private.  It's true that I instill a sense of routine ans structure that is commonly referred to as "Catholic...
    reachin4goals reachin4goals 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2007

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    I Wonder If My Teacher Has Died Yet?

    So I was never pelted with a ruler or had to slap erasers together until I choked on all the chalk I inhaled but that doesn't mean Catholic school was a walk in the park.  I can safely say without a doubt in my mind that it was the worst experience of my entire life and I...
    SLChariot SLChariot 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 13, 2010

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    Bullies

    And you could tell. The school was on two sites, and one of the sites was own by monks. Anyway, onto my story. This is how one day a couple of parents decided to show our school how to handle bullies the right way. Needless to say, things really got out of control. One day when...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 15 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    I Did Catholic Schools 1-12

    The only thing that sucked was junior high school The Catholic grammar school failed to transition kids through junior high school as they best could
    hawkins01607 hawkins01607 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2012

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    Single Sex Catholic School

    I went to an all boys Catholic high school in Auckland, New Zealand. I really loved the school and couldn't imagine going to a different school. I achieved a lot and made some really close friends. My only complaint is that in university I now find it hard to talk to girls...
    Andy1206 Andy1206 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 11, 2008

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    Catholic School

    Catholic school,What a drag,Nuns,*******,Always goin' on,The priests,I'm sure,Upto no good,Thank goodness,It's in the past!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Jun 24, 2012

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    My Education

    I spent close to 15 years in various Catholic Schools and have a good education to show for it.  I know how popular it is to talk about the horrors of Catholic education, a view which I think is, by and large exaggerated.  Most of my primary education was pre-Vatican II...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    still do. might not be catholic

    but you would have to drag me kicking and screaming to a public school
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    What I Learned In Catholic School

    I learned to cheat on exams like a master I learned how to disguise the smell of cigarrettes on your clothes or alcoholic breath I learned how wild girls can go when there are no boys around I learned to lie right to your face and hold on to my story no matter what I learned...
    Lunita Lunita 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 3, 2008

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    I attended a Catholic school

    for the six and seventh grades. I was an outcast there because I had not attended the school since kindergarten like everyone else. Me being outcast made me along with a girl in my class targets of sexual abuse by a deacon there.
    Michelle1976 Michelle1976 36-40, T 1 Response Feb 3

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    German Vs. English

    Hi guys I need help of native speakers of English. I'm studying in Germany and am currently working on a term paper in linguistics. the main focus will be on male communicative behaiviour in the two different languages. Therefore I would be very glad if some of you could fill my...
    questionnairestudent questionnairestudent 22-25 Feb 19, 2011

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    We attended an all boys Catholic school.

    Were so glad to graduate.
    JamesandJohn JamesandJohn 22-25, M 1 Response May 8

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    Helped Me A Lot

    I am not Catholic but I wasn't doing very well at my local school so when I was 12 my grandparents paid for me to go to a private Catholic school about ten miles away. My friend went there so I had someone to travel with. I got on much better there than at my local school and...
    Angliaboy Angliaboy 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2010

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    It's nice to learn about God

    but some kids end up making jokes about what the bible says and some people are against it and use it as an excuse for me to give them answers when we have short quizzes
    MerpR MerpR 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I Don'T Believe In God, But I Prefer Catholic Schools.

    I am still currently going to a catholic school. I do not really believe in what the catholic church teaches but i did get a lot out of going and if i had the choice between going to a public or catholic, I would pick catholic. I think that the environment is much better and the...
    natalie417 natalie417 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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    Sister Mary Catherine Pt. 1

    I adopted my daughter from Catholic Charities. She was a beautiful baby, and full of smiles and happiness. When she was in the ninth grade, she began to rebel. I was teaching at another school that only went to the 7th grade, so I could no bring her with me. Things got worse and...
    Jilly111 Jilly111 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2010

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    Go Royals

    I went to public school kindergarten through 8th grade. When mom found out there was a way to send me to catholic school at reduced tuition, she started making noises about sending me there. She gave me no choices... ever. I had switched schools so often that I did...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 14, 2009

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    The Best Years..

    The best years of my life were in Catholic school. It was a great experience and I got a good education. I did not mind the uniform, as we wore uniforms for Girl Scouts, ect. Yes, Catholic school is not known to be progressive, but I genuinely loved it.
    Littleperfect1 Littleperfect1 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    I Went To Catholic School

    I went to Catholic School from grades 1-12, studied nursing at a Catholic college & trained at a Catholic hospital. Talk about being indoctrinated. The cutest guy in our parochial school decided he wanted me for his girlfriend & I was the most hated girl in school. Of course this...
    Ladyjedimaster Ladyjedimaster 56-60, F Apr 24, 2012

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    Wish I Had Never Gone To Catholic School

        It was recently pointed out to me that I join the Villa Maria Elementary of Erie, Pennsylvania Alumni group on Facebook. Along with that suggestion came the preposterous idea that I should also friend request the former principal of VME, one Sister Margaret Frank...
    Kanthaka Kanthaka 41-45 5 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    Catholic school was awful

    I know that Catholic schools are different today, but when I attended in the 1960s, grade 1-8, things were not good in many Catholic schools. In my school, faculty was probably 75% (Dominican) sisters. There were a few nice nuns, but quite a few who were mean to the core. They...
    michm michm 51-55 4 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    Jesus Christ?

    Yes... unfortunately. I was okay with the uniform part, but i would purposely come late EVERY SINGLE DAY in order to miss prayer. The teachers gave up on giving me late slips :D so i guess the lord is merciful after all (ironically)
    Maia000 Maia000 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 18, 2012

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    Difference

    Well, I was going to go to the local comprehensive, but, instead I went to this Catholic school that almost most of my immediate family(as in Aunts, Uncles, Cousins) went to. The difference I found between the two school were interesting. The Catholic school had a chapel, a...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2007

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    Father

    My Latin teacher was my Valentine in 9th grade. He was also the school's priest and theology teacher. When we were alone he'd always ask me if I had any boyfriends or if I was misbehaving outside of school. When I said no he'd say, "Good. Because when you graduate I want a pure...
    paterpeccavi paterpeccavi 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    I Think I Was Ex-communicated

    Before reading my story, I want this understood clearly! This is my personal story. It is not an attack or criticism or anything like that. This is what happened to me, was my perception and understanding of things at this time in my life. My mom was Irish/Portuguese Catholic...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby 56-60, F 16 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    Vicious Catholic School

    My first school experience was at a Catholic school. I started school as an old kindergartner (as opposed to a young 1st-grader), which may have been bad for me socially because everyone in my class went to preschool together. I was the weird one that never went to preschool. I...
    SomethingAnatomical SomethingAnatomical 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2011

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    First Through Eighth.

    I went to a Catholic school from first grade, all the way through eighth grade.  I always remember complaining to my parents about how much I hated it there and how I hated wearing uniforms everyday.  However, looking back at it all now, it really wasn't bad at all...
    xInvertedRealityx xInvertedRealityx 18-21, F Nov 28, 2007

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    10 Years Of Hell

    I went to a catholic school for 10 years in the south... Every year, I'd see about the same 100 people in my grade so by the 2nd year, everyone knew everyone. Well anytime I had a best friend, after a year or two, they'd leave the school and I'd really be friendless because I...
    TBBTFan TBBTFan 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    The Blessing

    Please don't be offended but my story is absolute truth,I went to Catholic school even though I was raised Protestant it was my folks way of trying to save us from the evils of regular school,I don't know. The funny thing was ,it was lunchtime.  Every child in line...
    34Einnor 34Einnor 70+ 12 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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    Tough Transaction

    I started going to Catholic schools in middle school. It was a big transition from public to private. The biggest thing is that I felt dumb because the private school I went to was ahead of the public school I left and those kids had been in that school or at least another...
    aja6693 aja6693 18-21, F Feb 3, 2012

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    One Mean Nun

    First grade came with many new rules. Every morning we got off the bus and were herded into the auditorium where we mingled with other waiting children as additional walkers trickled in. By a time certain, we would be escorted to our classrooms and the day began with one Hail...
    BabzEsq24 BabzEsq24 46-50, F 9 Responses Mar 19, 2012

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    Mighty Joe!

    I went to THE BEST Catholic School when I grew up. It only went to 8th grade, so as I moved into high school, I quickly learned just how safe I was at my old school. A gang attacked me my first week in public school, the first friend I made told me I would go to hell because I...
    annasteve annasteve 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    For 12 Years

    Well....actually 13 years, kindergarden through 12th. It wasn't my own personal choice to continue on with Catholic school but whatever. It was ok, I guess. My elemntry school sucked big time! Very few of the teachers seemed qualified to teach and all the student (especially in...
    netgurl netgurl 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 11, 2009

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    Not Bad.....

    From 6th grade until the end of high school. It wasn’t so bad. I made a lot of great friends and got a good education.
    Trident2012 Trident2012 18-21, M Jun 30, 2012

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    Not The Worst Life But Not The Best

    My life went all down hill this year. I can't seem to piece anything together. I lost the most important woman in my life on march 31 of this year, my grandmother. That was perhaps I felt sorrow for my father. Other than that, he is nothing to me. Just a father, I acknowledge...
    RiseToNoExpectations RiseToNoExpectations 16-17, M Jul 15, 2011

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    St Brendans

     It was a nightmare, it still is. Kindergarten w/ Mrs. Barton was ok and so was first grade w/ Sister Alvina. Mr. Welch was a good teacher too, but the rest were so bad I'm starting to feel angry and sick already.
    arby34950 arby34950 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2006

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    Until about 10th grade I was a repressed little

    catholic girl. They hated me and I hated them right back :)
    Rose11231 Rose11231 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    Communion

    First, a clarification:  although I am a follower of the renegade Rabbi from Nazareth, worship according to the Roman Catholic rite, and sent all of my children to high schools run by Roman Catholic religious orders, I was raised in the United Methodist Church. (That's another...
    windlion windlion 56-60, M Dec 27, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I've been going to an all girls catholic school for the last 5 years, it's not so bad I guess. It's very religious, and the nuns can be realllllllly mean and strict. For example...
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've done it for Halloween. Dress, stockings, panties. Shoes. The whole nine yards.
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    Taylor and Toby. I started as being the kid parents didnt want you to hangout with because I have bad parents who give me a bad rep. Taylor and Toby were the same. We used to talk...
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