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?
PE Uniform--worn twice a week. It was a red t-shirt with school logo and black shorts. My 5 year old HATED the uniform. We had major battles on PE uniform day. The shorts are your typical athletic shorts, which she doesn't like and never wears. Luckily, the PE teacher told me that black leggings were fine as well. His main goal was sneakers and clothes they could move in. So she'd wear the t-shirt and her own black leggings. In the winter they don't have a winter uniform--so kids would wear black pants and often put the t-shirt over a long sleeved shirt. Field trips in elementary school were covered. K did a walking trip to date trees, and then a bus field trip to a park and to a museum. No other costs in K. - Feb 2020
Children wear P.E. uniforms twice a week. This would have been nice to know before arrival since it involves needing fewer clothes during the year. P.E. uniforms are about $25. Middle schoolers are given a laptop for the year to take back and forth to school. They turn it in at the end of each school year. Musical instruments such as the recorder (4th grade) can be purchased. Violins, etc. can be rented for the year. I believe the recorder was $10. The violin to rent was maybe $100. Field trips are included in the tuition except in middle and high school. These are astronomical in cost- around $1000 a pop. That being said, I have been happy to give my daughter the opportunity to go to Turkey, France, etc. She opted out of the last one and just wanted to do the Cairo-based trip which is always an option. She had a great time. - Feb 2017