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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.
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National Schools

National schools may be a great option for some families, especially those desiring to adapt as much as possible to local culture and language.
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International School Curriculum Options

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).
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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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Transition from Traditional School to Home Education

Transitioning from traditional school to home education is a major life adjustment and involve several phases of adjustment. Your family will need time to adapt to the new situation, new expectations, and new roles.
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Transition from Home Education to Traditional School

Transitioning from home education to traditional schooling is a major life adjustment and involves several phases of adjustment. Your family will need time to adapt to the new situation, new expectations, and new roles.
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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.