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What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?
Two international schools, I have experience with both. Codrington is small, has IB, and seems to be run on a shoestring but the majority of embassy kids go there. It's adequate but not amazing - a nice community but not particularly rigorous as a school.
Providence is larger and better-run, but does not cater to the embassy community and thus can be hard to get in to. Providence is by far the better education, with really rigorous standards and excellent teachers. - Jul 11, 2016
no international school - Nov 22, 2011
- Jun 15, 2011
There are two main international schools - Providence School and Codrington School. Both are of excellent quality at elementary and middle school levels. High school at these schools requires more follow up, but I wouldn't currently endorse local options above middle school. Both main schools have strong administration teams and teachers, with key difference being facilities and curriculum. Codrington offers an excellent IB curriculum, while Providence follows a UK/Barbados curriculum that is more geared towards strict testing targets. Providence enjoys beautiful facilities located on a national historic site and is very well supplied, largely because of the patronage of billionaire Eugene Melnyk, the owner of the Ottawa Senators. Codrington is less well funded, which shows in aging facilities, but still offers a nice experience for most students. Other local options are also available at the elementary level, such as St. Winifred's, with some good reports from parents. - Dec 20, 2010
No experience, though there are some good local schools - Feb 18, 2010
Nothing for high school age kids. - Jan 22, 2009