A Different Approach
It is impoosible not to notice the strong commitment the Diocese of the Dominican Republic has to starting and running Episcopal Schools. The idea is not new, I know from visiting Santa Cruz School in Santa Fe which has been open for 90 years. We met more than one school director who had gone through her school as a student.
The assumption here is not that every church must have a school, but they are very common. The assumption instead seems to be that feasibility studies should be done to determine if a church can support a school.
While I am no expert on private schools, I do know something of preschools and was very impressed with their rooms and their teachers. All over the DR, I saw commited teachers working with students, many of whom were at the school on a scholarship.
Our situation is not the same with regard to educatuion. Nevertheless, what would The Episcopal Church in America look like if we more readily assumed a feasibility study was in order and started schools at every church where one is needed?
As this gets posted automatically on Saturday morning, I will be making my way back to Orlanda by plane and Camden County, Georgia by car.
President, King of Peace Episcopal Day School
A flag corps tat performed on Friday, the last day of school before the DR's independence day.
Tar Drazdowski in front of The Episcopal School of the Transfiguration located on the edge of the diocesan camp in the mountains. She has arranged for every child at the school who needs a scholarship to have one through donations from her church and elsewhere. They are $300 per student per year.
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