Home » United States Of America » Education » International Schools for Expats in the United States Of America

International Schools for Expats in the United States Of America

Submitted: September 2013

International schools are institutions that support education and learning in an international environment, by means of following a national curriculum of their native country.

There are International schools in most major cities in the United States of America. (See link for a searchable list by varying criteria https://portal.cois.org/wcm/CIS/Directories/All_Schools/CIS/Directory/International_Schools.aspx?hkey=be10b68d-4b9c-4329-9b86-a74ee58612fb ). Teachings at these schools offer a comprehensive approach to education and learning. The academic programmes at international schools are geared towards the achievement of an International Baccalaureate.

The advantages of sending your child to an international school are numerous and should be considered particularly if your child’s pursuit is tertiary education in a certain country. One notable advantage is language learning. If the language barrier is a concern for your child, international schools are better suited to expose your child to the language. Real life immersion in the classroom, rapidly promotes language learning and development.

If you intend to send your child to an international school you should consider the type of education your child would be receiving.

You can assess the school by visiting their establishment to get a firsthand feel for the school life.

In making your decision, you should prepare yourself a line of questioning to better aid you in your process. Some of these include:

  1. What is the schools main focus? -  This should be asked with your child’s strong point and weak points in mind. Also their interest, such as sports, or art.
  2. What learning tools are used in the classroom? - Meaning what medium is used to convey lessons, board or computers.
  3. What resources are available to students? Is there library access, or internet access for research.
  4. What’s is the school’s procedure with respect to their students safety? -  How do they handle accidents or medical emergencies.
  5. By what criteria are teachers assessed and hired? - You would want to know if the teachers are qualified to teach your child in a effective manner.

Also you should consider if the school is accredited by a recognized body. One such body is the Council of International Schools (CIS) (see link https://www.cois.org). Their website  provides comprehensive details about the accredited learning institutions registered with them.

See the following links to guide you to a few examples of international schools operating in the United States

French schools - https://www.aefa-afsa.org/

Chinese schools - https://www.meihuaschool.org/

Dutch schools - https://www.dutchinamerica.com/dutch-schools-in-the-united-states

German schools - https://www.germany-usa.com/pages/resources/bilingual-schools.php



Moving to the United States Of America

If you are considering moving to the United States Of America or are soon to depart, you can find helpful information and advice in the Expat Briefing dedicated United States Of America section including; details of immigration and visas, United States Of America forums, United States Of America event listings and service providers in the United States Of America.


Living in the United States Of America

From your safety to shoppingliving in the United States Of America can yield great benefits as well as occasional drawbacks.  Find your feet and stay abreast of the latest developments affecting expats in the United States Of America with relevant news and up-to-date information.


Working in the United States Of America

Working in the United States Of America can be rewarding as well as stressful, if you don't plan ahead and fulfill any legal requirements. Find out about visas and passports, owning and operating a company in the United States Of America, and general United States Of America culture of the labour market.



United States Of America Expat News Headlines

United States Of America Expat Service Providers

1st Move International Expatriate Healthcare HTLC Network Group Global Tax Network (GTN) Expat Financial

United States Of America Expat Tools