Meet Mia, a kindergartner at St. Laurence School, who dreams of being a scientist and loves math. Her mother, Barbara, loves the diverse atmosphere Mia’s private school offers her.
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: Arts and crafts and science experiments.
Q: What is your favorite subject at school? Why?
A: Math because I like to subtract.
Q: Who is your role model? Why?
A: An 8th grader named Stephanie. She’s so nice!
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: A scientist.
Q: What are you looking forward to this school year?
A: Learning about math.
Barbara, Mia’s mother
Q: What are your hopes for your child?
A: I hope that she always has the tools that she needs to succeed.
Q: What makes your child’s school the best fit for her/him?
A: I love the fact that her school is so diverse. We come from a diverse family so she feels comfortable at school and she appreciates everyone’s differences.
Q: Why do you think it is important for your child to attend a tuition-based school? Are there changes you have noticed?
A: It is important for us that our child attends a tuition-based school because she has the opportunity obtain a great education along with a religious education. We have noticed that the teachers are much more compassionate, helpful and available. It feels like we are part of a tight-knit community that is very welcoming and supportive of our child’s education.
Q: What were your thoughts when you won the CSFP lottery?
A: I was ecstatic! Since a lot of families apply and not all can be chosen, I felt like I won a million dollars.
Q: In what ways does this scholarship affect your family?
A: The scholarship we received allowed us to be able to send our daughter to a great school outside of our neighborhood. Without it, we would be very disappointed in the quality of education she would have received at our local school.
Q: What would you tell others who are looking to apply for a scholarship?
A: I would tell them to definitely apply for a scholarship through the Children’s Scholarship Fund. Applying for my child was a life changing decision that I will always be thankful for.