Cutting down on education costs for expats

Mr Gergely Varadi and his wife Mariann, 33, with their children (from left) Leo, eight; Bella, four; and Bruno, seven. The children attend Middleton International School in Tampines.
Mr Gergely Varadi and his wife Mariann, 33, with their children (from left) Leo, eight; Bella, four; and Bruno, seven. The children attend Middleton International School in Tampines.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Mrs Remya Alexander with her son Timothy, who attends The Grange Institution in Yio Chu Kang. She says her son likes the smaller school setting at Grange.
Mrs Remya Alexander with her son Timothy, who attends The Grange Institution in Yio Chu Kang. She says her son likes the smaller school setting at Grange.PHOTOS: LIN ZHAOWEI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Mrs Remya Alexander with her son Timothy, who attends The Grange Institution in Yio Chu Kang. She says her son likes the smaller school setting at Grange.
Mrs Remya Alexander with her son Timothy, who attends The Grange Institution in Yio Chu Kang. She says her son likes the smaller school setting at Grange.PHOTOS: LIN ZHAOWEI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Last year, Mr Gergely Varadi was faced with two options - continue working in Singapore but on local terms, or leave his company.

The Hungarian father of three decided to take the local contract. But that meant his family had to rethink their finances, a bulk of which goes towards their children's school fees.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 24, 2018, with the headline 'Cutting down on education costs'. Print Edition | Subscribe