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JoeLP:
Pretty much every college is taught in English. There are a few exceptions, but a vast majority are taught in English only.
The primary schools here(K-12) are very much dependent on the school.  When I got here, Tina's two boys were in public school.  They taught in English, except one day a week when they taught in waray waray(local dialect).  Then of course they had a class session of Tagalog.  But that was all in the lower "elementary" levels for both.  I worked with Tina for an immediate transfer to a private school(the one she was raised in) where they sorta did the same thing.  One day a week was waray waray then the rest in English plus the one session a day of Tagalog.  But, at 7th grade , the local Catholic Cathedral had their first level of education at their school and that is in English all day every day except for when teaching Tagalog.  That's where they've both been for 2 years now with the oldest on his 4th year. 
So you'll even have to be a touch careful when looking at the private schools.  They are not all the same.

Frosty:
I have also been thinking about online school or home school for our youngest
I think she would do very well no matter where she go'es to school.

Is there anyone that home schools their kids?
I would like to hear both the good and bad of home schooling.

lost_in_samoa:

--- Quote from: Frosty on January 01, 2019, 10:03:39 PM ---I would like to hear both the good and bad of home schooling.
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We did not home-school in the traditional sense.

We "additional schooled".    Heavy on the literary classics, applied and martial sciences,   current events, and macro/micro economics.  At least an hour of instruction and an hour of reflection per day.  A daily dose of reality to offset numbing effects. 

Materials are every where for the motivated to find.  That was never a problem. 

For us the most difficult part was commitment and consistency.  Without those home-schooling can be detrimental.


Hope this helps.

FastWalk:

--- Quote from: Frosty on January 01, 2019, 10:03:39 PM ---I would like to hear both the good and bad of home schooling.

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We started using an online school from US before moving to Philippines.  That way the transition as it relates to school was seamless.  The kids had difficult time w/ it at first when in US because the subject work was more difficult and complete than the public school from our area in the US.  They have been using it for most of a year now and are able to proceed well.  In subjects they like and do well in it is ok to progress faster into the next grade levels.  When they have trouble the teachers contact them/us and work it out.

After moving we engaged several sports and activity coaches for extra activities.  Most of the coaches are eager to get any student that can be available when other kids are in school.  So this works really well.  The online makes scheduling activities very easy because our availability is easy.

I don't see any down side yet....

Frosty:
I've been looking into the online school,
my kids are not into sports but they are into music and the arts.
I not sure where that comes from the only thing I can play is the radio.
I like the idea of them involved with other students and learning to
live, work and go to school with other kids there age.

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