Primary school education is highly influential in a child’s life. It sets the groundwork for how knowledge would be acquired later on in their lives. As a parent choosing which primary school to send your child to will be an important decision you will make. However this decision will not be easy as you would probably be conflicted as to whether to send them to an International primary School or a local one.
Both types of schools have their benefits but this article chooses to look at the benefits of sending your child to an international primary School.
The education given is standardized and reviewed.
As their name suggests the school is International. This means that the education provided to the child is internationally approved. The country which generally approves the education at least mostly in Asia is England. Schools in many countries have implemented an ‘international’ education. Therefore the curriculum is standardized among all these schools with adherence to how the syllabus is administered in English schools. This syllabus is reviewed frequently by educational authorities thus you can be assured of quality education.
Students will become fluent in an international language.
This is one of the most recognizable benefits of studying in an international baccalaureate School. The schools administer the syllabus in the language of the country it is associated with. In most cases, it is English. Therefore your child will learn English and with time will become fluent in the language. When they grow older, they would benefit from this. Many universities worldwide require students to have fluency in an international language as lectures would be conducted in that language. If your child is fluent in English or any other international language, he would find it easier to gain admittance into any of these universities. Furthermore if they do not know an international language, they would have to learn it while in university and this would be difficult as it takes adults longer to absorb a new language than a child.
Children will also learn about other cultures and societies.
As International primary schools administer an international syllabus, your child would learn about other cultures and societies in addition to their own. This would enable them to become more open minded as they grow thus being willing to understand differences across cultures without judging them.
As you can see from the above there are many benefits to giving your child and education in an international primary school. Ultimately the choice of whether to send your child to a local primary school or an international primary school is yours. Therefore choose wisely as your decision is going to impact their lives for a long time to come.