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What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?

There are two schools that embassy kids go to. One is owned and operated by British Petroleum and is an IB school. It is on the outskirts of town and located within a gated community of mostly oil expat families, with an increasing number of embassy families. The other school is a QSI school located closer to the center of the city. I've heard great things about both schools. My children attend the American school and I have subbed there, as well. I have been very happy with most of the staff there and any problems I did have were addressed to my satisfaction. It is obvious that this school is going through some growing pains and has been under construction for several years. I believe the construction will be complete by the end of 2018 school year. - Mar 5, 2017
TISA is fine, not great, but fine. My kids both enjoy school there. I have heard people are happy with BIS also. - Jul 4, 2015
There are two schools, BIS, a QIS school with a rather old and crumbling structure. The other, TISA, is an IB school in a western-style neighborhood with nicer facilities. I homeschool, so I can't speak for the quality, but most people I know are happy with them. - Jan 29, 2013
I have no children. But, there are three schools: TISA, BIS, & OXFORD British school. All are good from what I hear. - Dec 22, 2011
There are two schools (BIS and TISA), and both have a good reputation among parents. - Sep 9, 2010
There are two schools, and parents happy with both. TISA is bigger and BP sponsored. It follows the IB system at all grade levels. BIS follows the American curriculum, but only younger kids seem to go there. - Aug 21, 2010
Our children attend BIS which is a QSI school and they love it. TISA is also another option. It really depends which part of the city you live in. - Oct 1, 2009
They are ok. I am told not the best for high school. They seem pretty good for pre-school, elementary, middle school. the British school is very expensive though if you are not being re-imbursed for it. - Nov 5, 2008
BIS and TISA. No personal experience. - Sep 9, 2008