Going Diverse has made my faith stronger
I've been in secular school my entire life (K-12) and I'm really happy with it. Part of the reason I've only gone to public school is that my dad was in the Navy for 20 years so we moved around a lot. But honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way. I see it as a blessing, personally, because my school is so diverse so I constantly have to relate and work with people from all over the world. I think its refreshing to be able to see different types of people all day long because it really brings home that humanity is more alike than we are different. The biggest thing (to me) is that I've been able to fully appreciate the human race that God has put on this Earth.
My school also really eliminates weird stereotypes one might get from books. For example, I lived out in the country for a year and the kids that went to my school seemed to think that most Asians were either Buddhist or Confuscianists. Ummm, no, not the case. My Asian friends (Korean) are Baptist and Catholic.
I was also made fun of for a while in Middle School - but in no way do I think this was tied to my Faith. I think this made me a better person as well since I've become better at dealing with unsavory personalities. Or as my mom says, it's made me more "patient".