Bratislava - School Report Question and Answers

For the following attributes, down to the next blank box, grade your experience at the school on a scale of A (excellent) to F (unacceptable/terrible) and provide comments:<br><br>Overall fair and equitable treatment of all students and families:

C or D: As stated above, expat families who have native English speakers as students at BISB do not get as much attention as local and non-native-speaking expats. This is because the school is trying to teach English to a growing number of non-English speakers (including a large number of Slovak students whose parents send them here to learn English), and teachers have a hard time differentiating by ability when the abilities are so wide-ranging (from children who speak no English to those who are fluent and bright). In addition, in our experience, quite a few of the local students exhibited behavior that was disruptive to the classroom environment, making it additionally difficult for teachers to do their job--and students who wanted to learn to do theirs. Separately, but related to the fairness issue, one year, some classes of one grade level went on an end-of-year trip, while others did not. This was billed as something that happened every year, but the teachers who did not take their classes said they had decided not to go. This set up an unfair situation between those students who went and those who did not. - Nov 2010


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