Claire has happily been attending an informal play school set up by a group of parents for 2 years now. We’ve really loved it, but she turns 5 next year, and so we have begun the search for a “real” school.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been keeping my head in the sand about school. I had a hard time swallowing the astronomical fees for most international schools, many of which were at least 4 times the cost of our informal play school. I refused to believe the hype about wait lists, though schools would have you believe that you must put your unborn baby’s name on the list as soon as you have your first ultrasound. Then again, maybe I’ll regret those words when I realize that Claire won’t get into school until she’s 10 years old… 😛
We’ve started trying to make arrangements to visit the various schools in our area that we’re checking into. I think I’ll get a much better feel for what schools would be a good fit for our kids once I get my feet on the ground and see them first-hand.
So, wish us luck as we embark on the search for a school!