I grew up k-12 in a crusing liveaboard family
with 2 sisters and a brother. I was the 3rd youngest. My brother was a opps baby so he was older than all of us by several years and me and my 2 sisters were within 5 years.
Our parents managed our schooling like a military family. We would usually do 1 - 2 years public or private school where ever we were. My parents did homeschool us when at sea but my mother was a trained teacher and had a masters degree where her focus was on early childhood education with a decent curriculum focus (not saying you need this) but she would order materials where ever they planned to land next and would teach us whatever she could having made some sense over xyz syllabus so we had no trouble integrating into equiv grades in foreign countries. We all spoke learned Spanish and French very young so Spanish speaking countries were not a problem. We did do 2 years in Holland
as well and were in a English
speaking private school. (my parents were not rich either) they saved up for this one. I had my worst teenage years in Holland
. from 12 - 13. I thought my parents were out to ruin my non existent sex life.
We all completed our senior years in US public schools all of us got a solid year in 12th grade in GA, NC or VA. The only one of us that had trouble getting into college was me. My oldest brother got early admission to Harvard, one sister went to Duke and the other went to UGA. I wanted to go to the USNA. I did okay on my SAT (although very dyslexic) and my high school transcripts were messy because I was an A/Pass/ ect... student. I did Part of the equiv of HS in Scotland
another in France
and then a partial year in Argentina
. I enlisted in the Navy
and 2 years later I was able to get a letter from my home state congressman and also got a senator recommendation and it took another two years to get an appointment to become a midshipman.
I give you all this info because I don't have kids but I know this was a concern for my parents. I also know it's important to know the requirements of the countries schools you plan to put your kids in. My parents both worked where ever we were so the only home schooling we got was underway. Also another note. We all learned French and Spanish as kids. I'll tell you now I could have not survived school in Jamaica
and several other places if I did not speak French with some teachers.
Also Note I'm 40 years old now. So obviously I'm sure things have changed some but I can't imagine it's that much different.