The number of English-language international schools is growing rapidly around the world.
International schools offer a wide range of curriculum choices, often depending on the national identity of the school. For schools that are open to all nationalities, typically three curriculum options are available: U.S., English National (British), or International Baccalaureate (IB).
Assessment is the process of measuring academic skills and learning, and your child will be assessed at many points during their schooling. Knowing how and why they need to be assessed will help you evaluate the quality of your child’s education.
A quality international school will be accredited by a globally recognized accrediting body.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are often taught in international schools with an American-style curriculum. Designed by the College Board for high school or secondary students, the courses feature university-level content and include a comprehensive final examination.
A boarding school accommodates students to live and study for most of the year on campus. “Boarding students” are those who live at the school, and “day students” live with their families and return home at the end of the school day.
Sometimes asking for professional help is the best way to determine your child’s needs and how to meet them in your setting.
Finding the best academic environment, among the numerous options around the world, is vital for a child with special needs. A successful transition for your child is often the foundation for a successful move internationally.
A vital component of an international school’s infrastructure is the policies and procedures put in place to help ensure student safety.
What do you do when the educational options available to you do not have structured or intentional support for kids with special needs?