Local School Provides Haven From Juarez Violence

Local School Provides Haven From Juarez Violence

POSTED: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 9:30am

UPDATED: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 5:07pm

EL PASO- The Lydia Patterson Institute has been around since the early 1900's, casting the school as a safe place for students to learn and be given an opportunity to succeed.

Today, over 400 students attend the school, with over 70% of its students coming from Juarez.

Hear student stories, and see how the school operates on a daily basis tonight.

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The Lydia Patterson Institute is a privately-funded school, with one-third of funds coming from the Southern Methodist Church and the rest from tuition dollars.

Although perhaps true that Mexican citizens use US public schools, that is not the case in this story.

Private schools can admit whomever they want, regardless of nationality.
Thanks for your interest!

Matt Rivers
NewsChannel 9

And Who pays for their education?

It's a private school.

Nole, for your information its a private school.

I guess this means that hardly anyone in this school in the United States of America does not speak english. They should all go back to thier own country.

Apparently teaching them English is one of the missions of the school.

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