I Went to a Catholic School

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 908 People

    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
    18-21, M
    Jul 3, 2007

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Nov 13, 2010

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 24, 2010

    I learned patience in catholic school.

    Waiting and order were a big part. Sitting still and waiting patiently for your turn at the board or your turn to answer. Never ever respond to a question without raising your hand. Blurt out a answer and sister would smack you upside the head, then you can sit in the corner...
    Hm3454 Hm3454
    46-50, M
    Apr 1, 2015

    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

    Between Kindergarten

    and 5th grade I was enrolled at St. Peter School in Kirkwood, Missouri. Although it has been eight years since I have set foot on that campus, I cannot say that my experiences there have completely left me. Starting in third grade, I began to notice a change in the overall...
    Livenka007 Livenka007
    18-21, F
    Aug 22, 2015


    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
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2014

    I was home schooled with my brothers till I was

    ready for 6 grade. My parents moved to a bigger town, but they found out the public Junior High was an undisciplined place with drug problems (like high school). So they sent me to Catholic school for 6, 7 and 8th. I liked it there. They helped you learn good skills to build on...
    9minute 9minute
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2016

    Am Still There

    I am still in school I don't mind it at all. But sometimes I wish I wasn't.
    sliverwolfbec sliverwolfbec
    22-25, F
    Nov 12, 2013

    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
    Jun 24, 2012

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 19, 2013

    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


    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

    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
    4 Responses Jul 18, 2012

    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
    22-25, M
    Jun 30, 2012

    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
    12 Responses Feb 9, 2010

    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...
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 28, 2013

    It was absolutely hell.

    I was bullied everyday from 6-8th grade. It's left me with a lot of problems that u still have to live with and get through today.
    jess965 jess965
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Jul 13, 2014
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    1 Response Jul 22, 2015
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    Catholic school helped shape me to

    who I am today. Going there made me see the spirtuality in life. I learned to believe in a higher power. That someone was watching over me. The father of all fathers. The creator of the universe and the most loving spirt that anyone can imagine.
    Hm3454 Hm3454
    46-50, M
    Apr 1, 2015

    From kindergarten to 8th grade.

    Religion class every day, church every friday too...Catholic school uniform...the same plaid skirt and white button down top...These days I am on the fence on my beliefs, but I do feel like they had good teachers, and set a good foundation for my education.
    DocMcSizzle DocMcSizzle
    26-30, F
    14 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    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

    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
    6 Responses Dec 20, 2010

    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

    Even though I went to a catholic school from

    K-4th grade it was some of the worst times in my life. The main reason I can think of was because I was bullied so much and I was choked up against a brick wall of the school at recess. I had hand prints around my neck and above all was that the boy that did that to me didn't...
    caseyr1998 caseyr1998
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015

    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
    1 Response Feb 14, 2009

    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

    One thing that a Catholic school taught me

    and will always stay with me is tucking in my shirt if it's too big. (I just can't help it.) 😂😂😂
    justsomerandomgirl03 justsomerandomgirl03
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    From grade one to grade eight.

    Going to catholic school was much different than my peers who attended public school. Catholic school demands strict discipline. The structure begins with the uniform. The uniform keeps everyone on an even playing field. All the boys wore khakis a dress shirt and a tie. When I...
    Hm3454 Hm3454
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 1, 2015

    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
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2013

    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
    8 Responses Mar 19, 2012

    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


    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2013

    I learned perfect cursive script in Catholic

    school. I remember writing each letter over and over again. Upper and lower case. Learning the perfect size and to form each curve exactly the way they were presented to me. Sister would not accept anything but perfect letters completely in the lines and perfectly spaced. She...
    Hm3454 Hm3454
    46-50, M
    Apr 4, 2015

    Best education ever! All girld catholic school

    pre-school to highschool. Catholic university BA and MA! 😊
    carlyistortious carlyistortious
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2014
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