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Moving with young kiddos  

 

Mammabear2
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June 22, 2019 10:23 pm  

Hi all!

 
My husband recently got a job offer to work in St. Croix. They are flying us out this upcoming weekend to tour the island, see housing etc. It will be nice to check it out before we give an answer, however I have some concerns moving there with young kiddos (we have two, ages 2&3.) If anyone has experience moving there or living there with kids I would love to hear about it! My main concerns are safety, medical resources, education and social activities.
 
Thanks! 🙂 
Stephanie 
 
 

 


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Fishbait
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June 26, 2019 11:57 am  

Well, no direct experience because we're retired, but I'm sure posters on here will chime in and give you a ton of info.  Second hand info that I have that private schools are the way to go.

There is NO individual health insurance, only group insurance though jobs or Medicare supplemental. Medical availability seems iffy. If you're insured there are private options for Drs, etc but waits for appointments can be long. Many people buy medical evacuation insurance in case you need an emergency transfer stateside. 

Don't want to rain on your parade because the kids we have seen seem to love it in the islands. Outdoor weather all year, beaches, forests, critters, etc. (But watch out which critters you let them mess with.) You probably just need to plan well and have the financial resources to make it work. 

 


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Thecookiemomsterkitchen
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August 29, 2019 10:11 pm  

Did you end up taking the job and moving? We will be moving there at the end of the year..5 kids ages 7 and under!


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singlefin
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August 30, 2019 8:42 am  

This is the website for the private school on St. Croix:

ghcds.org

We've got several friends with kids enrolled there, nothing but praise for tge place.


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speee1dy
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September 18, 2019 8:34 am  

i know a statesider who has 7 children who relocated a few years ago. all his kids go to public school and seem to be doing fine 


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VictorPoorman
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October 5, 2019 9:26 am  

Moving with the kids is not easy but the place is good with the primary amenities. So, you can definitely move their with your kids.


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Alana33
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October 5, 2019 11:06 am  

Just make sure your husband's job provides healthcare insurance for your family. You won't be able to get it nor afford it, otherwise.

Good luck!


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