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Writer's Block: School daze

Did you remain at the same school(s) or transfer to a number of different schools growing up? How did your early educational experiences impact your self-esteem and confidence?


I went to 4 different schools between kindergarten and 12th grade. From kindergarten to 4th grade I was in public school. From 5th grade to 12th grade I went to Catholic school. After kindergarten, my parents decided to move me to another school. I loved my elementary school. I had close friends there. Sometime after 4th grade started my parents started looking at Catholic schools. So after 4th grade was over, I started 5th grade at a Catholic school where I only knew 2 kids in my class. One had gone to the same elementary school as me. The other was my aunt's goddaughter. We meet over the summer, that way I at least knew one person going in. I hated it at that school. I became very quite and shy. I'm still very shy and quite. I don't like to be around a lot of people. The school I went to started wtih EC-3 (3 year olds) and ended with 8th grade. So by the time I got there in 5th grade, everyone had already known each other since they were about 3. There's only 1 class for each grade and a student body of about 300. I was so happy when I graduated. I loved my high school. It was a great school. I was able to get away from the kids I went to school with from 5th to 8th grade. I'm glad my parents put me in Catholic school. I had a great education.