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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:

  • cost
  • location
  • availability (is there space for your children)
  • school environment (faith-based vs. secular, international vs. national)
  • impact for further education in parents' home country

School Profiles

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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.

Using National Schools

Reasons some parents have chosen a national school for their children.

 5 Issues to Consider when Choosing a National School

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.

 Challenges Expats Face When Choosing and Using a National School.

It has links to some other pages that might also be of interest.

 Should My Child Attend a National School?

It also includes links to a number of other resources.

 Spelling Challenges Unique to TCKs in National School

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.

 Part 1

 Part 2

 Part 3

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