Priya Bradfield (priyabradfield) wrote,
Priya Bradfield
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Schools and a vent...

Maya's current school only goes up until Kingergarten, so we are back to looking at schools for her for 1st grade and beyond. I'm so not looking forward to paying for it, but it seems like it is unavoidable here (for an English school). I never in my life thought that I would send my children to private school. I was so against doing it in the US, not just for the money, but for the interaction. But here, I guess I don't need to worry about the interaction - Maya gets enough of interaction with people who are not exactly like her.

Anyway, so I sent an email to Seoul Foreign School, one of the best-known English schools here in Seoul. And I was sure that there was going to be a long waiting list for next year. But, I just got an email from Seoul Foreign School saying there is no waiting list for the 2006-2007 school year. WOW! I am totally shocked at that...I don't know whether to take it as a good sign or a bad one!

But of course, the cost of going there for one year will probably be close to $20,000, when all the fees and extras are included (what is this, a car?). For 1st grade. I wonder if the crown moulding is real gold or only silver...

And I'm not even talking about the cost to send Nadia to preschool next year.

This sort of brings me to a vent...I was talking to some of the other mothers at Maya's school about all this. And I was commenting on how expensive all the schools are. And they said, "Why does that matter? Doesn't your husband's work pay for it?" Uh...no, they don't. "Oh, well, you are getting your housing paid for, right?" Strike two, ladies. "So, wait, you don't have a car, so no car or driver allowance either...what do they pay for?"
Just a straight salary for my husband.

"WHAT?? WHY DID YOU GUYS MOVE OUT HERE THEN??"

Sometimes, I have no freaking clue...
Tags: gopets, schools
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