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International School Directory

World Family Education has developed this growing directory to help families find international schools in their location.
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International Schools

The number of English-language international schools is growing rapidly around the world.

Assessments in Education: A Guide for Parents

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.

Special Assessments for Kids Living Internationally

If your child struggles with the learning process, you’ve probably wanted to know more about how your child learns and how to help them. Perhaps it’s difficult to communicate your concerns with teachers or to advocate for your child. The information you are looking for, which summarizes your child’s skills and behavior, is found in a learning profile.
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Advanced Placement Courses

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.
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Starting at a New School

Going to a different school is a challenge, even in a child’s home culture. Living internationally adds a whole new dimension to this major life change.
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The Options

For a typical family living internationally, there are three main educational options — local schools, international schools, and home education — which are highlighted below. Some families choose a hybrid model, blending two or more of these options to fully meet their child’s needs.
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International School Boarding Programs

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.