What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?
Tabeetha (in Tel Aviv-Jaffa), Anita's Treehouse (in Herzliya Pituach) and Walworth Barbour American International School. Most kids attend WBAIS and most parents are happy with it. The school is small (about 600 kids from pre-K to 12th Grade) and located on a beautiful campus about 30 minutes north or Herzliya Pituach. As with almost any school, there are good and not so good teachers, good and not so good admin staff, good and not so good experiences. Our kids and all their friends like it a lot, but we have had parents from within the community pull their kids out as well. The school staff/admin is very proud of the campus, facilities, computer lab, after-school activities etc. and seems to emphasize that more than academics sometimes. - Aug 2013
WBAIS -- we have been very disappointed with this school. There is absolutely no discipline; students are allowed to say whatever they want, do whatever they want, act however they want. The school has many good policies on paper (dress code, foul language policy, PDA policy) but none of these policies are enforced. Every day our children are exposed to foul language, inappropriate clothing, and horrible behavior. - Apr 2006