Yes, I do. I think you are going to do just fine. I think if you and your family get to Chile, you will face all the same issues every other family has faced moving there, and that while you will be a bit of a novelty at first, it will be a wonderful experience.09910745 wrote:Does no one else have any thoughts?
Second, if you are looking for non-religious schools that value diversity and tolerance, consider schools like the German and Italian schools. Your children should be young enough to adapt to the new languages. I have had good experiences with the German school in La Serena. Their tradition is to teach tolerance, honesty, solidarity etc. from an early age, and they have an hour a week set aside for that purpose. When kids have problems amongst themselves, they actually have the kids sit down and talk about it, often with the a school psychologist present. The teachers seem to really care about the social environment of the kids, and get the parents involved too when appropriate. Religion is usually an optional class at these schools and is basically non-denominational Christian. My kids are not the only ones who opt out.
I can't speak for schools I haven't been part of, but your family would be accepted at our school, curiously at first, certainly (hey, I'd be curious too, since I've known a few gay people but none with a family yet) but we would get used to you pretty quickly.
Good luck whatever you decide.
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Schooling has been discussed repeatedly on the forum, search through it see the prices and ask specific questions. For a totally non religious school a Waldorf School is being set up in Santiago, but that’s going from one doctrine to old RS’s ideas of child development, which I have seen work very well up to a point.