|Five stars on Amazon! Don't miss Talesmag's first book of essays, on cross-cultural food experiences from Mexico to Mongolia (plus recipes!)|
Aside from school fees, are there required expenses such as uniforms, laptops/tablets, musical instruments, or field trips that parents are expected to cover? What are the approximate costs?
Uniforms are required. Every other day the uniform switches between PE and regular. The PE uniform is a pair of blue athletic shorts and a gray shirt. The regular uniform consists of a TAISM polo (in red, white, or blue). The kids can wear any appropriate bottoms they choose. There are logo hoodies that are the only approved jackets to wear in class. We have never found the need for one. I would say we spent about $60 per year on uniform items from the school. The CLO at the Embassy hosts a uniform swap each year as well. Hot lunch is available for purchase but is pricey (elementary is $5.20). The classroom parents usually collect about $12 for the year to cover event fees and gift for the teacher. - Oct 26, 2017