renata kedavra! (renata_kedavra) wrote in little_details,
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Life in American Catholic high schools

I've done some Google searches for variations on "American Catholic high schools" and poked around some websites of specific Catholic schools, as well as the USA High School tag on this community, but what I'm really looking for are just, well, little details about what everyday life in a Catholic school would be like from a student's perspective. (A real student, not an idealized school website one ;) ) My story is set roughly now, but I suspect stories from the last ~20 years or so would be helpful. I'm aware it would vary from school to school, but if there are any Catholic school grads out there who would like to share any details, I'd love them! This can be anything from the super basic stuff that you assume every Catholic high school does to idiosyncracies that you're pretty sure were unique to your Catholic school.

(For your reference, I attended public high school in the early 2000s and most of what I previously knew about Catholic school is from pop culture, which tends to play Catholic schools for humor--I'm looking for some more realistic information. Also, I'm not necessarily looking for information on super draconian ruler-slapping schools or priest child abuse, etc. -- more like mainstream, modern, generally pleasant Catholic schools.)

ETA: the school in question is an all-boys school in New Orleans, around now.

Thanks in advance, Catholic school grads!
Tags: usa: education: high school, ~religion: christianity: catholicism
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