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

The American School is very good, but children are no longer allowed at post, so it really doesn't matter. - Apr 11, 2017
Most Embassy children attend AISD, but I don't have personal experience with the school. - Jun 17, 2016
The American International School is supposed to be pretty good. - May 18, 2016
There are several international schools. All seem to be good with AISD likely the best. - Jun 20, 2015
The American International School of Dhaka (AISD) is terrible for elementary school children- I'll add a detailed real school report. - Mar 2, 2015
Almost everyone in our community attends AISD, I don't think there are better choices. No experience on quality. - Sep 29, 2014
The American International School was so bad that we switched our child to the British International School. It was ok at best. Disappointing in all. - Aug 3, 2014
AIS/D is where most kids go. There's also a French school, and a Christian school I think? - Jul 28, 2014
People come to Dhaka for the schools, especially for the good high school program at the American School (AISD). There are also British and French schools, and a handful of other international schools. People with kids at the U.S. Embassy are very happy with AISD. - Aug 9, 2013
No personal experience with them (well, I sometimes use the gym and pool at the American School), but I hear good things from parents. - Apr 11, 2013
There is an AIS (American Intl School). We have only been in the pre-K program but are pleased with it. We have heard good things from K-12 families. Nice campus, huge diversity. Also French and Grace school have many expats. - Aug 14, 2011
American International School Dhaka (AIS/D) is regarded as the best school in Dhaka. I would agree to that. Some parents seem to think it is so much more. I think it is comparable to a public school in the states, nothing more. - Jun 25, 2011
The American school (AISD) seems highly regarded by parents, and offers good after hours recreational classes for adults. - Feb 8, 2011
There are Grace School, Green Herald, and American International School Dhaka (AISD). Most embassy kids go to AISD. The high school has an IB program. The are lots of extracurricular activities for high school and less options for middle school. The school uses Macs over PCs. - Jan 29, 2011
The American international school has a great reputation but one that outstrips reality in our experience so far. The administration is often not responsive to parent input and criticism. There is rumored to me significant drug and alcohol problem at high school level. Quality of math and science teaching often seems sub-par. Insufficient after school activities for children even though their cost is supposed to be covered through tuition. A school year that starts too early (August 7th or so) and which has a too-long Christmas break (nearly one month).Both of these--the early start and the long Christmas break--are to accomadate the teachers apparently (there is a regional international school conference in early fall which requires that school be out of session for a week in October). Skipping the fall break and cutting back Christmas break to a week (or 2 maximum) would allow school to start begining of September or at least late August. August is also one of the most oppressiely hot months. - Jan 7, 2011
American International School/Dhaka (AISD), has an excellent reputation, and most people seemed happy with it, although I had no children attending the school myself. The extracurricular facilities are nice, with a pool, gym, and a tennis court coming soon. US Embassy staff, including those without kids, can gain access to these facilities for a nominal annual fee. - Oct 25, 2010
AISD is the most popular choice, and the teachers there are great. My children love AISD. It is gigantic, with a giant soccer field and a pool. Academically it is great. This is one the main reasons families bid and/or extend their tour here. - Apr 27, 2010
I don't have personal experience, but from all I've heard, the American International School of Dhaka (which almost all embassy families use) is quite good through the high school level. It is a major draw for families at this post. - Oct 30, 2009
The school is excellent. The teachers are good; curriculum is good; facilities are excellent. It seems better in the elementary school than in the high school. - Aug 6, 2009
Don't have kids. We hear that the American School is great through middle school, but there are many unhappy high school parents. - Mar 13, 2009
American International School/Dhaka. I worked two years as the high school secretary. Good school. - Nov 20, 2008
Caution - if you have a child with special needs. Caution - if you have a child in high school. - Oct 27, 2008
Great! They are top notch in both elementary and middle school. I don't know about high school. - Mar 2, 2008
From what i understand, the academics are great but the social scene can be dodgey - especially in the high school. - Feb 24, 2008