Originally Posted by lemon
I'm pretty sure that Dancing Shoes and Skating Shoes feature similar home-based but fairly academic tutor-led schooling. Probably some of the other books do too but I can't remember the details.
In Dancing Shoes there's Mrs. Stern, the wonderful teacher who comes and teaches Hilary, Rachel, and Dulcie... that's sort of like school-at-home homeschooling, I think.
I think in the rest of the books she's written, the kids go to school... I've read most of them. The Academy becomes an actual school later, teaching academics, and I think its Theatre Shoes where the kids go there...
Oh, in Streatfeilds's Gemma books Gemma had been taught by a tutor for years, until she came to live with her cousins at around 11... and she was horribly behind and had to work hard to catch up... same deal with Circus Shoes, where Santa and her brother had been taught by tutors and now were around 10 and 12 and completely ignorant...