Yesterday evening one of my best friends had her second child. Not having kids myself it’s hard to imagine the range of emotion that goes into such a momentous occasion in somebody’s life. The decision to have a child is one that will no doubt change your life forever. There is a commitment involved, just like there is a major commitment involved in buying a home. It got me thinking about my future and where I think a good place to raise a family would be and Lake Oconee is definitely a winner.
Education in a child’s life is one of the most important decisions a parent will make. My fiance and I differ in our opinions of whether or not our children will go to public or private school. Once old enough to go to school when I lived in Greensboro my parents sent me to public school and I remained in a public school system until I graduated high school. Drew spent most of his scholastic years in private schools throughout North Carolina and Virginia. What we will decide…well that is yet to be determined. Fortunately for us, along with other Lake Oconee residents, there are multiple options for us to choose from once the time to make that decision is upon us.
The Greene County Public School System has 7 schools, including Lake Oconee Academy, with grades ranging from Pre K all the way to 12. Nathaniel Greene Academy, Greene County’s premiere private school since 1969, serves not only Greene but Putnam, Hancock, Taliaferro, Wilkes and Morgan Counties as well.
Residents living on the Putnam side of Lake Oconee have educational options that are just as abundant. Putnam Counties Primary, Elementary, Middle, and High Schools offer grades pre-K to 12, and Gatewood Academy, Putnam’s private school offers K3 to 12.
Regardless of where you live it’s nice to have options and as far as education goes the Lake Oconee area definitely has them to offer. The addition of schools in the area throughout the past 15 years are all sure signs that more and more people are figuring out that this is a fantastic place to call home!