I completed 21 years of Catholic School without getting left back once! I benefitted from the Sister’s of St. Joseph’s (elementary school), Brothers of St. Francis (high school), Christian Brothers of De La Salle (college), Marist Brothers (graduate degree), and Jesuits (law school). Catholic schools provided me with structure and top-notch education while teaching me about my own faith. St. Francis’ “leading with the heart” and deep asceticism have served me well throughout my adult career in public service and the military. In those 21 years, I developed a large network of pals and classmates whom I still hold as my dearest friends. I sent all four of my kids to Catholic elementary and high school and then some. Every dollar spent on Catholic schools is the best dollar you will ever spend because you are placing the keys to a successful and faithful future into the hands of your children.