SAGINAW, Mich. — Sandra Gonzales received so many requests to teach children in her Saginaw home that she and her husband decided to open a small, private school,  according to The Saginaw News.

The New Millenium Center, a faith-based nondenominational school, is entering its second year of operation with 43 students, The News reported. Gonzales, 53, and her husband home-schooled their own daughter, now 27, but when Gonzales offered to home-school other children last year on a donation basis, the demand was too high to accommodate, she told The News.

“I couldn’t put 14 kids in my living room — there was no way,” Gonzales told The News.

New Millenium is located in a former Catholic school in Saginaw; it currently has 10 teachers and much of the learning is done with computers, according to The News. The school is faith-based, but there is no formal religious instruction, Gonzales said, according to The News.

The small class size allows for more one-on-one attention, parents and students told The News. Tuition is $150 per month per student, according to The News.

SOURCE:

The Saginaw News, “Enrollment growing at New Millennium Center as it moves into former St. Andrew school in Saginaw,” Aug. 12, 2011

FURTHER READING:

Michigan Education Report, “Cristo Rey: A new option in Catholic education,” June 16, 2008

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