Choosing an International School For Expat Kids? Things to Watch Out For

So, you’ve recently moved to Bangalore. You want your child to experience the same educational standards and enjoy the same school atmosphere that he is accustomed to, back home. Then, you should opt for an international school in Bangalore. Here are a few things to consider while choosing the right international for your child.

International in the school’s name doesn’t always mean international standards:

Just don’t go by the word ‘international’ in the school’s name.. It is common for many schools across India to use the word international in the name but offer local standards of education. So, it’s advisable to look beyond the name to see if the school really stands up to international standards in all aspects – right from infrastructure to quality of teaching staff to management policies and ethics

Is the curriculum international? Check to see if the school offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) system of education. Most schools in USA and Europe follow this model, so it would 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’s a focus on the all-round development of your child.

World-class facilities or just local fare? Check to see if the facilities provided are world-class. In terms of infrastructure, check if the classrooms are air-conditioned, the labs well-equipped. Check to see if the faculty is internationally-trained? Some international schools in India even have faculty members of different nationalities. Take a walk around the campus to make sure that it’s look, feel and appeal is truly international – a place where your child will surely feel at home.

Hot tip: Check out the cafeteria to see if the school’s truly global. One great way to find out if the school is truly international is by just visiting the cafeteria and tasting the food over there. If you can find some cereal for breakfast and spaghetti for lunch, you can be sure that you’re child will feel right at home in the new school. After all, you’re child needs to love the food and be well-nourished in order to enjoy the whole learning experience, isn’t it?