A page from my past

Actually, this is a current page, but it was seriously pertinent to me back in the 1960s:

Bishop England High School has been providing a Catholic, college preparatory education to thousands of young men and women of varied backgrounds since it was founded in 1915. Students graduating from Bishop England make a mark on their world through leadership, achievement, and service — skills learned as part of the Bishop England experience. BE’s ability to prepare young men and women into adults who are critical thinkers, who understand the importance of human dignity and empathy, who respect themselves and others, and who live their faith through action, depends on the support of many — teachers, religious leaders, alumni, friends and family — giving their time, talents and resources.

Gifts to Bishop England, large or small, help ensure that the tradition of a Bishop education can remain strong and that qualified students are able to pursue a secondary school education here regardless of their ethnic, religious or socio-economic backgrounds. As you contemplate your personal support of BEHS, please know that every gift is important and every gift makes a difference in the lives of our students.

I remember how we scraped for tuition when I was enrolled. Having looked at the current rates, I don’t know how anyone scrapes for them: a year now costs about as much as two years of regional state universities where I live now, and that’s before the tuition hikes go in to cover for the 15.9-percent funding cut they’re getting this year.

So yeah, I sent a few bucks to the old high school. It isn’t the first time.

1 comment

  1. fillyjonk »

    2 June 2016 · 6:57 am

    Yeah, I felt considerable shock when I looked up my old prep school a few years ago and learned that tuition now costs what a good, middle-of-the-line car costs.

    My dad used to explain things to us kids in “TV equivalents” – orthodontia for me cost “A large, good tv” but I can’t remember how many TV equivalents tuition was then. It was a lot cheaper than it is now, I know that. (I’m really grateful they made the effort to send me there: I was much less of an outcast in prep school than in the local public system, and I learned some very solid study/writing/thinking habits that have served me well in life)

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