On the other hand, evolution has been evident through both experimentation and observation by independent researchers for many years, and we've yet to find data that contradicts this.
As an exercise, I'd like you to think about traits passed from parents to children. Would you agree that children inherit traits from their parents, such as facial features? ("Oh, you have your mother's eyes") If these traits are passed down, consider that some traits (the shape of the hand or foot, for an easy example) might allow a greater chance at surviving and reproducing, while other traits (exceptionally small lungs, or a predisposition to heart disease from an early age) might preclude survival to the point of reproduction, thus allowing successful traits to carry on to new children and lowering the chance of unsuccessful traits to be passed down. If you can understand how this is possible, evolution seems all but unavoidable.
No religion in schools was one of the few things I envied about the US school system, here in Oz most private schools are Catholic or other Christian denomination.
Many private schools here in the US can and do teach religion, largely Christianity. That restriction is for state-funded schools only as part of the separation of church and state.