Parent's Review of International School of the Algarve in
What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
International School of the Algarve
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?
Pre K to 12th
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Bus, or parents drive
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Karate, Roller blading, music lessons
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?
Nothing. This school is not a typical International School, imho.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
There is a PTA but it is rendered ineffective and useless by the administration and owners of the school. There are no social activities available for parents at this school. Like I said, this is not a typical international school.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
I would look at other options. I find this school to be totally profit motivated and not customer driven at all. Basically, their philosophy is their way or the highway. On the upside, my children adore their teachers and are happy. That is the only positive point.
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