The number of English-language international schools is growing rapidly around the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If your child seems to have physical, social, or emotional barriers to normal play or learning, you may need the help of an occupational therapist (OT).
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.
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?