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Parent's Review of International Scool of Beijing(ISB) in
What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
International Scool of Beijing(ISB)
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Excellent, 4 Gyms, 2 Cafeterias,large mulimedia/theatre/sound rooms etc..
Something for everyone, be it sport. Debating / musical/ creative, they have it...
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
Literacy groups are available, Esl classes if needed.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
Yes, the middle school holds parent meeting to discuss teenage issues. They are well attended.
PTA is very active
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
It looks big on the outside but each dept, i.e. primary, Ms & HS are well separated.
It is very academic which is good for preparing the children for the future.
It has a very good name in the community.
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