What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
British School of Houston
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.)
Most by car with a significent numer by school bus
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Facilities are OK and improving. There are plans afoot for an almost total rebuild. Lots of extra curricula activities are available, including free guitar and brass 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?
The school has a high turnover of students and the staff seemed well used to dealing with this, much more than at most schools. The school is very friendly and welcoming, my children settled in very quickly.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
OK, although like most ex-pat schools it can get a little clicquey and it's the parents who moan most who make themselves heard the loudest (although there aren't many like this)
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Go for it. The staff are excellent and very entusiastic, not many schools are like this.