We DO have school age children, and we have experience of living in another country - in our case, Kenya. Schooling was fine in Nairobi, but we couldn’t do this in Crete - our house is a long way from either Heraklion or Chania, where there are international schools. I do know someone whose English child went to a local, Greek school and he turned out very well, but he had been in Crete right the way through the school system and language wasn’t an issue. We ended up homeschooling our children for a year - at ages 8 and 6 - and it’s one of the best experiences i’ve ever had in near,y 20 years living abroad. Couldn’t do it as they got older, though. The one thing that I think applies to all children who live here is they have huge opportunities for great experiences and 7 years later my daughters still regard Crete as home even though we are back in the U.K. and they only visit for school holidays ie a maximum of 10 weeks a year.