At the same time that you think this thread is close-minded, you’re speaking from only your and your areas experience. So many other people have very different stories than you. My local catholic school wasn’t as expensive as yours, the teachers were in no way better but were paid more, their test scores were nowhere near the top, sports were ass minus lacrosse because they had connections to D1 lacrosse programs which attracted a lot of kids, and religion (specifically the catholic Christian versions) was a common topic. All the kids attended mass multiple times a week. Most of them were agnostic as well but the religious aspect of the schooling was very present.