Choosing an International School For Expat Kids

So, you've just moved to the Netherlands. You want your child to experience the same educational standards and enjoy the atmosphere of the same school that he used to, back home. Then, you have to choose the best  Amsterdam international school. Here are some things to consider when choosing an international right for your child.

International school in the school's names does not always mean international standards:

Just do not go with the word "international" in the name of the school. It is common for many schools throughout India to use the word international in name but offers a local standard of education. So, it is advisable to look beyond the name to see if the school really stands up to international standards in all aspects – right from the infrastructure to the quality of teaching staff and management ethics policy.

Is it an international curriculum? Check to see if the school offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) education system. Most schools in the United States and Europe to follow this model, so it will be easier for your child to adapt to this curriculum. Also, IB international schools follow a holistic approach to education with equal emphasis on academics and extra-curricular activities. So, there is a focus on the all-round development of your child.

World-class facility or just the local fare? Check to see whether the facilities provided are world-class. In terms of infrastructure, to check whether the air-conditioned classrooms, fully equipped laboratories. Check to see if the faculty of internationally-trained? Some international schools in India even have faculty members from different nationalities. Take a stroll around the campus to ensure that the look, feel and appeal is truly international – the place where your child will definitely feel at home.

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