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

People are generally satisfied. Prices are high, though! Anglo American, British, French, even Montessori. Several homeschoolers here as well. - May 17, 2016
No experience but I hear AAS is good. - Dec 18, 2014
AAS is outstanding. - Nov 23, 2014
AAS is the best. - Aug 16, 2014
My kids are not school-aged yet, but most expats send their kids to the Anglo-American School (AAS). I've heard very good things about this school, but it's extremely expensive if your company or embassy is not footing the bill. - Jun 3, 2011
All 4 of my daughters attend the Anglo-American International School. My younger two daughters, aged 9 and 12, love it. Most of what I hear from this age range seems to be positive. My 9 year old loves to go to school. She is having a great experience. My 12 year old has made some good friends. My older two daughters are in the upper grade levels, grades 11 and 12. The academics are very rigorous. They only have the I.B. program (international baccalaurette). A lot of pressure is put on the kids to perform in school at this level. Kids seem to have rather low grades, especially considering that they require 5 or 6 hours of study per day. There is no time for much else other than school and studying at the upper grade levels. - Oct 30, 2009
The American College of Sofia (ACS) calls itself the oldest American school abroad and many of its graduates attend prestigious universities in the U.S. and in Europe. The Anglo-American School of Sofia is a newer school but has a good reputation among the expat community. There are public schools in Bulgaria that teach exclusively in foreign languages like French or Spanish that have a good reputation internally. - Feb 9, 2008