Subscribe to SmallPlanet

We Need Your Help

Five stars on Amazon! Don't miss Talesmag's first book of essays, on cross-cultural food experiences from Mexico to Mongolia (plus recipes!)
Submit a Real Post Report


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

There is no high school (except online) but I heard under 8th grade age kids are happy in the American school, the British school, and the Lebanese school for kindergarten/preK. American kids have returned to post since Ebola ended in early 2015 and now other expat families have returned. Homeschooling parents I've heard are happy too. nannies are cheap. It's family friendly for young ones, a real community is starting and while us couples without kids are getting a bit stir crazy. :) - Sep 3, 2017
There are two "international" schools, one for profit and one nonprofit. The American international school is getting better, it was neglected horribly for decades. Contrary to previous posts, all of the teachers for kindergarten through grade 8 are certified teachers, and most come from Europe or the U.S./Canada. Parental involvement is huge for the school and will continue to contribute to its success. - Sep 9, 2014
There are two schools rated as acceptable for the State Department. There is no high school. The American School is not considered to be high quality, with mostly locals and third country nationals attending. There are (I think) two actual certified teachers at the American School. - Jun 19, 2014
Do not know. I have heard good and bad. - Sep 16, 2010