What kind of schooling will your child have?

posted 3 years ago in Family
  • poll: What kind of schooling do you plan to send your possible future children to?
    Public school : (89 votes)
    65 %
    Home school : (10 votes)
    7 %
    Catholic school : (14 votes)
    10 %
    Protestant school : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Jewish school : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Non-denominational private school : (14 votes)
    10 %
    Boarding school (any kind) : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 2
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    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I am hoping to send my kids to a new Anglican school that is being built nearby. The cost is about 3000 or so per year and that’s kindy right through highschool. 

    Post # 4
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    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Bunny_the_Bride:  I think the price is a bit more once you get to upper high school years but overall it’s pretty good. Plus with discounts fr subsequent kids. 4th child s free! 

    We are in Australia and lots of private schools are around and about half of all kids attend them so maybe it’s a bit more competitive. 

    Post # 5
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    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    Our future kids will most likely go to public school, but I’m not counting out the possibility of a nonreligious private school if their talents lead them there. My husband went to one (fine arts) and he was able to participate in a lot of unique opportunities most public school kids don’t get – regularly touring the US, and occasionally Europe, to sing for events and compete in choir competition things. 

    Post # 6
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    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Assuming I lived in a decent area (omg I hate the school district system) I want my kids to go to public school. 

    I also would consider a charter school if I didnt live in a decent area. I went to a charter school for high school and I think it was a good mix of public and private sort of schooling

    Post # 7
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    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Public school most likely. Private school is way too expensive here.

    Post # 8
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    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Public school.  We will be financially comfortable/well-off, but not rolling in it, so I would much rather save to be able to pay for their college at whatever school they wish to attend rather than spending a bunch on private school.  We’re also moving to a new city, and the area we’re moving has one of the best school districts in the state.  Once we buy, we will definitely be buying in that district, so I don’t really see the point of paying for private school when the public school system where we’ll be living is so strong. (FWIW, I went to public school, DH went to a private Christian school, and we both agree that my schooling was much better, and we both ended up at prestigious colleges).

    Post # 9
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    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My children have went to a charter school for elementary. We are so blessed to have an amazing charter school near. There are about 200 kids kinder through 6th. The small community of parents and teachers created around the school is like an extended family. They have the same 30 kids each year in their class. It’s truly better than any public school in the area. Unfortunately it does not extend to highschool. My oldest started a private catholic highschool this year. We are not catholic but the school is amazing with a focus on community service. They educate the whole child. Only problem is that it’s 14k a year. We make a lot of sacrifices to make it happen. But it’s worth it! Public schools in California are terrible.

    Post # 10
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    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We haven’t completely decided on this one. I’m a product of home schooling for elementary, public for middle/HS, ivy for undergrad and small private for my doctorate (with amazing professional training experiences). FI was a mix of private/home through middle, public for HS, state for undergrad and Ivy for grad. 

    Clearly, we both extremely value top tier education and the opportunities that those connections provide. However, I am pretty wary of the entitlement that often breeds in certain educational environments – and that is an attitude I will not allow my children to adopt. So, maybe private (nonreligious) if it’s the right fit? If we are in a good district, public is fine with us. I do not have enough patience to homeschool, provide social opportunities, and rock my awesome job. Although if we live internationally, maybe we would consider hiring a full time teacher…?

    Post # 11
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    238 posts
    Helper bee

    I went to a small private school for pre-school and kinder, but then I was in public schools after. SO was purely homeschooled.

    I prefer a public school, but I’m not against homeschooling. I have experience teaching children, so it wouldn’t be a burden especially if I work from home. Then again I really value my social experiences through public school, and that wouldn’t be possible with home school. Who knows!

    Post # 12
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    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Public school here is actually the term we use for top flight private school (don’t ask, makes no sense I know!).

    I went to public school which was a boarding school and had the best time and the most amazing experiences. I really want to give my children the best experience possible. I would never force them to board, but the option would definitely be on the table.

    Post # 13
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    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I’d like my child to go to to private school day program that I attended from pre-school to grade 12, and to board full time for  their senior year. My school was a 15 minute walk from my parents’ house, but a lot of us day schoolers boarded in our final year. There’s another similar school that makes boarding in final year mandatory, and I think it’s a good idea.

    We’re not having kids in the next 5 years, but I’m actually already stressed about the tuition. As an adult now, I don’t know how the hell people afford that school. It’s no wonder all of my friends’ parents were quite old when they first had kids. By the time we graduated high school, most of my friends’ parents were retired or nearing retirement. 

    Post # 14
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    2216 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Our kids will attend public school. We will pick our house based on the school district, there are a lot of great public schools in our area. SO is a teacher so he is very picky about it! He actually is a cyber charter teacher which works for a lot of families, but it is not what we would prefer for us.

    Post # 15
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    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Ideal would be a Spanish immersion school if we have bio kids. If we adopt, which is likely, our child/children will almost definietly already speak Spanish fluently, and we would send them to a public school with an ESL program.

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