The school situation is looking up and that's such a relief.
It seems we jumped the gun and made the classic mistake of taking one person's word and experience as gospel, without truly knowing the source.
We have options and that's the good thing. While it's true that the British School is not in the OOS structure and we'd have to pay the balance out of pocket, the American school isn't as bad as we were led to believe. It is a tiny school (50+ kids at last count), and the grounds are far from great, but the education is what counts. There is a new principal starting this year and I hope to have my load of questions answered this summer. And if we can suppliment from outside for extracurriculars... this could be an excellent opportunity for our family to make a difference by being fully involved in the school.
More to ponder, but I'm happy to report it's good news!