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