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

Many options: the community pretty much goes to the American school or the Britanica. Britanica appears to be the choice for lower grades and American for upper. - Nov 22, 2017
For such a small country there are lots of school options. Some people also send their kids to local (i.e. bilingual private) schools. - Jul 14, 2016
International schools here are great. There are many international schools with good reputations and people all seem happy. - Jun 9, 2015
Don't have much to say about the schools other than what I hear. Two major options: American School and British School. Schools cater to elite Salvadorean community rather than a true international student body. Students not speaking Spanish may have a difficult time assimilating. - Mar 23, 2015
American, British and International schools are where most Embassy employees take their children. There is also a French school and German school which offered good curriculum. I met a lot of people who had gone to the American school and received a very good education. Many of the high school kids got into great schools. - Oct 29, 2014
There are three international schools. The American school is the best. There are also British, french and International schools. - Jul 8, 2014
The British Academy has the best reputation ahead of the American school. There is no true international school here however. Students are 95% Salvadorans, most from the top 1% of society. - Apr 28, 2012
The British School has the best reputation in the country. In general the academics in-country are not that well regarded. - Jul 15, 2011
There's the British School and the American School, with various families finding various success with them. You do not need a teaching degree to teach at either of them or at any of the local colleges. - May 21, 2010
There are several that the expat community uses. The American School has a reputation for being ok but the kids are a littly more clique-ish and the environment a little more... rowdy? The British School has a reputation for better academics and a more serious curriculum. There is also a Pan American School, International School, French School, German School, and smaller private school Los Robles that ex-pats send their kids to. It is really a case of matching up a school with what you and your kids want. - Feb 28, 2009