I know there's still a lot of time - our son is just five and a half. Still, I wonder if anybody has ideas or tips for us: for work reasons, we just moved to France, more precisely, the middle of nowhere there, and our son is now in the last year of a (good) French preschool, due to enter primary school there in September. (There isn't an English or English/French school available.)
I don't know where work will take us during the next years, so for practical reasons, I'll assume we'll stay here. I'd like him to go to a public school in England when he's 13, and I'm aiming at Eton, Westminster and the like. He's bright and nice and everything - do you think I should "lead" him in some direction? Supplementing the education he'll get in his French school?
My ideas so far are:
- see that he reads in English, be it more demanding literature or Mickey Mouse, simply because talking alone isn't enough in English. Maybe give him some classical "boarding-school novels" to indoctrinate him, when he's old enough
- work hard to get my wife to warm to the idea of a boarding school (boarding prep and pre-prep are out of the question),
- let him play, because the pre-tests are more about general intelligence and one can't much change that,
- in a couple of years, see to it that he's familiar with the English terms in maths and science for whatever he learns anyway in his French school
- in a few years, have a closer look at ISEB syllabuses and supplement, especially between 11 and 13, in case we shouldn't be close to a (day) prep school.
Anything else, or doesn't it make sense anyway?