Patricia, as a grandparent, I’m also in the same position as you, my little lovelies also attend a local private school.
The decision of their parents was due to the local infant schools being full, (no room at the inn) for little James.
Only place available was the one school that no parent wanted their child to attend.
This prompting the decision to enroll James into the private school.
Not a decision taken lightly, they work every hour to keep up with colossal fees.
The children are also involved in many activities, both love sports, acting, dancing, singing, the whole works.
Mum and dad don’t think about children’s future careers, thank goodness!!
But I know of children this age that talk of nothing else - as if that’s all that matters
It may be different in other parts of the world, but can only speak of the school I know, the school referred to in my post!
These were students from the age of eleven to eighteen..I know of boys who were very focused on their careers, even recall one parent telling me that her son was going into the Home Office, he was sixteen
Many, many, doctors, specialists, dentists, lawyers, expecting their offspring to follow suit!
We honestly didn’t mind what career our son would choose, anything really, as long as he was happy and it was an honest living
(knew it wouldn’t be in a hospital though, faints at the very sight of blood