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What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:22 pm
by susita83
First of all, let me start off by saying I have 3 kids, so I can't afford exhorbitant tuition rates... and I don't plan on sending them to Roosevelt! :)

I'm planning on moving so that my kids would start school in March 2013.

Expats... what schools do your kids/nieces/nephews go to?

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:18 pm
by Kelly
My kids go to the CE Ingenieria in San Miguel - there are various campuses around Lima. It is a math intensive school - our older son is in 2nd year of secondary, each week he has classes in Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and reasoning. They also study physics, chemistry, biology, literature, psychology (!), economy and philosophy, as well as your regular classes like communication, civics and history.

The cost is going up to S/220 per month next year, which is very reasonable. The school uses it's own books, which cost S/200 at the beginning of the year.

The only complaint I have is this: because the price is so low, they don't pay their teachers well, and they have a high turnover rate. It may bother others that the school (in San Miguel, anyway) is in a small, old building without a lot of upkeep. But, they have a reputation for sending lots of kids on to uni, so I guess they're doing something right.

If I could afford it, I'd send my kids to Trilce which is very similar in program and has a good reputation. They also have campuses around Lima, including one on Benavides here in Miraflores, walking distance from my house.

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:38 pm
by susita83
Thanks Kelly, I also have heard good things about Trilce. I heard a rumor that they are thinking of opening one in Lurin... Which would be PERFECT for us! Thanks for the advice! I'm trying to weigh our options, I have no idea how Peruvians can afford to pay so much for private education.

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:11 pm
by fanning
If you live around Lurin you could have a look at Euramericano in Pachacamac.
http://www.euroamericano.info

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:28 pm
by susita83
fanning wrote:If you live around Lurin you could have a look at Euramericano in Pachacamac.
http://www.euroamericano.info

The school looks beautiful and is in a wonderful location, but is quite costly at $500/month per student. :(

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:07 am
by susita83
Anybody have any other schools they'd recommend?

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:44 pm
by amylimena
I always hear great things about some of the "alternative" schools if you would be interested in those. I have many Peruvian friends who have graduated from them and have gone on to do great things. The tuition rates tend to be lower there as well.

There is one in Villa (Chorrillos) called La Casa de Cartón: http://www.lacasadecarton.edu.pe/admision.htm

And another in Barranco called Los Reyes Rojos: http://www.losreyesrojos.edu.pe/conteni ... =1&curso=0

There are a few others...one in Surco and one in Magdalena I think but I forget the names.

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:50 am
by susita83
Thanks Amy, those schools look very interesting & you're right, much more reasonable tuition. :D

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:14 am
by kai1971
Are any of these schools teaching all subjects in English? I am looking for a reasonably priced English school, and can't seem to find anything short of $8,000/yr + thousands more for entrance fees. Currently we are using home schooling but I did not want to continue that now that we are here. Any suggestions? My child is ready for the equivalent of the 8th grade.

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:23 pm
by Jalapenomel
kai1971 wrote:Are any of these schools teaching all subjects in English? I am looking for a reasonably priced English school, and can't seem to find anything short of $8,000/yr + thousands more for entrance fees. Currently we are using home schooling but I did not want to continue that now that we are here. Any suggestions? My child is ready for the equivalent of the 8th grade.
Euroamericano is entirely taught in English.

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:47 am
by International_Mom
susita83 wrote:First of all, let me start off by saying I have 3 kids, so I can't afford exhorbitant tuition rates... and I don't plan on sending them to Roosevelt! :)

I'm planning on moving so that my kids would start school in March 2013.

Expats... what schools do your kids/nieces/nephews go to?



This is not the first post that I have seen that seems to be slamming Roosevelt. Please, could you tell me what is wrong with the school?

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:19 am
by franchute
International_Mom wrote:This is not the first post that I have seen that seems to be slamming Roosevelt. Please, could you tell me what is wrong with the school?


Well I think she said that because Roosevelt does qualify as "exhorbitant tuition rates"!

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:51 pm
by susita83
franchute wrote:
International_Mom wrote:This is not the first post that I have seen that seems to be slamming Roosevelt. Please, could you tell me what is wrong with the school?


Well I think she said that because Roosevelt does qualify as "exhorbitant tuition rates"!


Exactly. I'm not exactly rolling in the dough over here, plus I'll have 4 kids. :shock:

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:28 pm
by susita83
Oh & another question... do these schools normally give sibling discounts? We'll be OK at first with only 2 in school but sooner or later their little sisters will be following them. Just curious.

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:34 pm
by windsportinperu
I studied at San Andres, a great school. At that time, the school was only for men, but actually it is men - women . When I studied there, it was focus on middle class students from families with moral rectitude. They don't let bad students get in , and were very strict.

http://www.sanandres.edu.pe/

Another option, is not a private school, but probably one of the best public schools in Lima. The name is Scipion Llona, in Miraflores. I went with a friend of mine and her boy to the schools some years ago, I saw a well organized school.

http://insteducscip.blogspot.com/

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:45 pm
by NexLevel
International_Mom wrote:
susita83 wrote:First of all, let me start off by saying I have 3 kids, so I can't afford exhorbitant tuition rates... and I don't plan on sending them to Roosevelt! :)

I'm planning on moving so that my kids would start school in March 2013.

Expats... what schools do your kids/nieces/nephews go to?



This is not the first post that I have seen that seems to be slamming Roosevelt. Please, could you tell me what is wrong with the school?


I don't think there's anything wrong with the school per se, but more with the students and parents. I am generalizing of course, but the students can be spoiled brats and the parents can have a mentality that they are better than everyone else because they are rich.

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:46 pm
by susita83
windsportinperu wrote:I studied at San Andres, a great school. At that time, the school was only for men, but actually it is men - women . When I studied there, it was focus on middle class students from families with moral rectitude. They don't let bad students get in , and were very strict.

http://www.sanandres.edu.pe/

Another option, is not a private school, but probably one of the best public schools in Lima. The name is Scipion Llona, in Miraflores. I went with a friend of mine and her boy to the schools some years ago, I saw a well organized school.

http://insteducscip.blogspot.com/


Thank you! :D It even says on thier website... "descuento para hermanos." I will have to be making a visit!

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:21 pm
by Kelly
I just took my son OUT of Scipion Llona. Hate it. Overcrowded, too many kids in the classes, teacher have no control.There are a lot of problem kids from problem families, to the point that the teachers have about given up because they get no parental support. There were constantly kids talking and walking around in the classes, to the point that my kid had trouble paying attention or sometimes even hearing the teacher. When he would try to get help from a teacher after class or ask them to clarify something, they would tell him "he should pay attention during class".

I'm not the kind of parent that stands up for my kids thinking they're little angels - We wanted to work WITH the teachers to help our kids succeed. I was having trouble with my older son doing his homework, so I told him to make a list of his assignments each day and get it signed off by the teacher - the teacher refused. "I don't have time" is what we were told. You don't have time to initial a paper so that we know the kid is doing his homework? They would tell us "you need to be more aware in the home"... how can I make sure he's doing his homework if I don't know what homework he has??? :!: :?:

My son says to add "and they wouldn't let us play football! why have a court for fulbito if they won't let us play?" :D

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:16 pm
by windsportinperu
Kelly, it is shocking to know that about S.Llona.

I saw a totally different scenario some years ago, an organized school where not anyone could be part of the school and the administration selected them through tests, only the better children could be enrolled

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:55 pm
by Kelly
I believe you! My husband knew the school as having a very good reputation too, and it seemed really great when when we first enrolled them 2 years ago. Our older son went there one year, our younger son went there through this year. If I could have afforded it, I would have taken them out before the first year was up.

My older son was top of his class through primary school, policia escolar and all his teachers loved him. When he graduated to secondary, was when we moved them to Scipion Llona. His grades dropped so badly he had to do vacacionales to pass through to 2nd grade of secondary. He fell in with a group of bad kids there and has been in all sorts of problems ever since. That's why we took him out of the school after just one year.

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:55 pm
by Kelly
I believe you! My husband knew the school as having a very good reputation too, and it seemed really great when when we first enrolled them 2 years ago. Our older son went there one year, our younger son went there through this year. If I could have afforded it, I would have taken them out before the first year was up.

My older son was top of his class through primary school, policia escolar and all his teachers loved him. When he graduated to secondary, was when we moved them to Scipion Llona. His grades dropped so badly he had to do vacacionales to pass through to 2nd grade of secondary. He fell in with a group of bad kids there and has been in all sorts of problems ever since. That's why we took him out of the school after just one year.

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:32 am
by thisisluca
make them go here ...you wont regret

http://www.losreyesrojos.edu.pe/indice.php