We accomplished some big time stuff yesterday. Our kids are already registered (enrolled) in school for 2009/2010 school year. Two of our kids will study in Ateneo. My goodness I didn’t know how much the high school tuition for the freshmen student until I was ready to pay at the cashiers office. I asked the guy at the counter how much is the tuition for the freshmen student for the entire year. He told me its Php60,474.05. He then gave me the copy of it. My gosh, I can’t believe looking at it that the tuition for freshmen and sophomore were 60k. The junior student its 62k, the senior student is a little over 65k.
Thinking about it, by the time our youngest son (his tuition right now in grade school is almost 44k) would be in senior year the tuition could reach up to 100,000 pesos per year. Wow, that’s really something. Just looking at it right now even though the tuition is so high a lot of people still sent their kids to Ateneo. The thing is, its one of the best schools here in Mindanao anyway. Parents will really dig into their pockets to send their kids to the best school in town.
Our daughter Jean Jean will study in another of the good schools here in Davao. We wanted for her to study in Ateneo, but she doesn’t like to be in Ateneo. She studied there for 2 years and she’s not happy being there. I think too much pressure for her. She will be studying at Davao Wisdom Academy. Not too far from our house and we heard from some people that this school that she chose is good too. Its a private school and not that many students compared to Ateneo. One good thing for her to be there, the school is giving her a scholarship. She got a high score on the entrance exam and she was an honor student at her previous school. We are so proud of her. Honestly it will be good for her self esteem there. After we registered her yesterday, she seemed very happy and excited to be there. The tuition there is just 1/3 of Ateneo high school.
As you all know with the crisis right now that is happening in the world a lot of people really struggle sending their kids to school. Here some parents would even borrow money for their kids education. Back when I was a studying my parents would sell copra, corn and pigs for us to enroll. Still happens right now in the province. I also know some of my family would put their land as collateral just to borrow money for enrollment of their kids. It would be fulfilling for the parents if the kids study very hard and finish the degree.
I wonder if theirs a big decrease of enrollees this year because of the global crisis?