Local School Option
When considering the option of a local school, there are many variations of this option between faith-based schools and secular schools. Available faith-based schools could include an SIL-run school, another group's school, a multi-group school or a boarding school. Secular schools would include international schools and national schools. Some international schools will have a cooperative agreement with faith-based organizations which will lower the cost to families. However, these agreements are happening less and less.
As you consider these options, some things to think about include:
- availability (is there space for your children)
- school environment (faith-based vs. secular, international vs. national)
- impact for further education in parents' home country
The profiles here provide an overview of many schools around the world. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement from Global TCK Care & Education, but rather provides information for families. We recommend that you directly contact the school or visit their website for the most up-to-date information.
Using National Schools
Are you considering using a national school for your children? The resources below will help you consider the factors you need to be aware of if you chose a national school.
Reasons some parents have chosen a national school for their children.
If you are looking to choose a national school for your child, a number of issues need to be considered. Some of them are listed in this blog.
It has links to some other pages that might also be of interest.
It also includes links to a number of other resources.
Using the National Schools
This is a three part series posted by PACE, a group who focuses on training and providing resources for educational consultants for families working overseas. This series features a panel focusing on national schools as an educational option for expatriate families.