Money & School
Even free education in our time is not such in fact. Parents should include the “school” column in their family budget and plan their expenses.
Teaching a child is costly, even if he is in a public school. It is clear that the costs in public and private schools are fundamentally different, however, one type of education is called free and the other is paid only with numerous reservations. Parents should include the “school” column in the family budget and plan expenses in advance for the school year.
Parents who choose a private school for a child, as a rule, have a clear idea of how much they will have to spend per month on teaching children. The prices of educational services in different regions are different, and within the same city, too. In Moscow, for example, the price range is from 700 dollars to 2100 euros per month. It is clear that the proposals for this money are different. Some private schools are equipped quite modestly, in the after-school hours they cannot offer anything unusual to their pupils, in others students are offered well-equipped classrooms, a swimming pool and a riding school in the afternoon. As a rule, in all private schools, in addition to the monthly fee (from and to), there is a so-called initial deposit, in some it is annual. Private schools do not require additional funds during the school year, the only thing you need to know in advance is which circles and sections are included in the payment for the school, and for which, if you want to give the child there, you will have to pay separately.
Public school can’t do without expenses. At the beginning of the school year, it seems that everything you need for classes has already been acquired and you can take a break from the costs of school, but it immediately turns out that this is not so. What does it cost? Firstly, for the protection, these fees have been legalized for several years. Secondly, the so-called class needs. For kids, these are birthday presents and on the eve of various public holidays, prizes at classroom and school events, organized purchases of workbooks on subjects, etc. The amount of parents stipulate together, at parent meetings, a report on the funds spent should be announced there. Middle and high school students also have their own holidays, contests, for which funds are needed. Thirdly, guardianship councils have been created in most schools, and parents monthly transfer money to the school’s account, on average, for 500 rubles, and these funds are distributed over many items - from purchasing the necessary equipment to paying for additional educational services not provided for by state funding, for example an extra hour of English. Of course, no one can oblige parents to donate money, another thing is that with transparent financial activities of the school, adults understand that the money goes to improve the educational conditions of their children, so you just need to take this expense item into account.
For help, tutors come for many reasons, regardless of the age of the student. These classes are not free, and often outwardly free education is actually very expensive. When planning this expense item, you need to carefully consider the optimal way to solve the problem: how much the child needs, how many additional teachers he needs and whether the price of the lesson justifies itself. Depending on the purpose of additional tutoring, you can find a tutor among university teachers, full-time students, or a retired neighbor, and in some cases you can win not only in costs, but also - much more importantly - in the results of these additional classes. Even if your child is far from graduation, remember that graduation class will require tremendous funds. In addition to the amounts collected for graduation night, etc., you need to be prepared for completely different expenses for additional classes, and the more prestigious a higher educational institution, the more expensive the quality preparation for admission will cost. Usually, tutoring classes when preparing for college are not worth less than $ 50 (and sometimes 100 euros), and you need to take exams in four subjects - so you can preliminarily calculate the approximate costs and, if you don’t see another way, you need to know about such expenses in advance . The cost of tutoring depends on personal agreement and on the purpose of the classes and can differ greatly from the average in one direction or the other. The price of one lesson primarily depends on with whom and with what educational subject the child is engaged.
Tutor: 1 academic hour:
- Student: 150−200 p.
- School teacher 200−700 p.
- Retired teacher 150−300 p.
- University teacher 30−70 euros.
- The teacher of the desired university is 50-100 euros.
LIFE FROM Trivia
School life, like ordinary life, is eventful. Birthdays and visiting guests, excursions and trips, lost replacement shoes, and skiing, urgently needed for physical education, all require expenses. Breakfast, pocket money, all sorts of writing and clerical stuff add up to a figure that can surprise every parent. Try to record expenses for school for several months, and you will have an idea of how much you have to spend on getting an education for children. Try not to save on sightseeing trips. They play a huge role not only in intellectual development, it is an excellent school for the development of cognitive activity of schoolchildren and just had a wonderful time with classmates. Creating a comfortable learning environment for children, receiving a quality education includes a lot, there are no trifles here, and perhaps this is the best investment in the future!
- attend parent meetings regularly and get first-hand information;
- Do not hesitate to find out what money is spent at school, you must tell about it;
- discuss weekly pocket expenses with your child and agree on a mutual basis;
- accustom the child to frugality;
- involve children in the discussion of the family budget, this will help mutual understanding in the family.
Private school fees
It does not always depend directly on the quantity and quality of educational services provided, however, there is still an approximate ratio.
material and technical base and set of services
the rented building of the former kindergarten, standard classrooms, a gym, basic school programs, class capacity for no more than 15 people, 3 meals a day, security, clubs and sections on interests;
30 000 rubles
school building, rooms equipped with technical training facilities, basic school and continuing education programs, classes 8–10 people, 3 or 5–6 meals a day, medical care, security, hobby groups and sections, gym and pool, leisure -excursion program;
educational complex, multimedia and language laboratories equipped with latest-generation electronic equipment, basic school programs and programs of additional education, class capacity for no more than 10 people, meals according to medical indicators, own medical center, sports center, hobby groups and sections, leisure and sightseeing program.