How To Choose An International School In Bangkok

Your child’s education is very important. Wherever you go, it is important that your child will get quality education for him to develop, not just academically but as an individual. If you are looking for an international school in Bangkok, consider several points before coming up with a decision. Here are some things to look into:

Expat-friendly curriculum

One of the things that you should check is the curriculum of the school. It should support foreign students especially those who come from countries that do not speak English predominantly. The curriculum must be in accordance to international academic standards being followed by the US, UK on international baccalaureate.

Flexibility

Expat students could come and go at any point during the school year. The international school in Bangkok should be flexible enough to accommodate students who may come in at any point. They should have a ready program for students who comes in at the later part of the school year in such a way that the student can easily keep up with the lessons. Children have different learning curves and needs and this can be further affected when integrating to new environment. A good international school should be ready to handle such scenarios. They should also have a neutral philosophy on religion in respect to cultural differences and background.

License and qualifications

Another factor that you should take into consideration is the license of the school to operate. Make sure that your child’s earned units or scholastic records will be credit when you transfer to another country. Apart from that, you should also check the qualifications of the teachers in your target international school in Bangkok. They should be proficient to handle ESL/EFL (English as Second/Foreign Language) along with proficiency in handling various subjects. You should also check the student-teacher ratio. Make sure that class size is manageable and classrooms are conducive to learning.  School safety and its location are also of utmost important. If the school is located far your residence, find out if the school has a school bus service and if the school has security personnel around.

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