What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
International school Augsburg
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.)
By car, others by way of public transportation or private school bus which is very expensive, round trip €10 per day.
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school is newly contructed, 5 years now. A new Gym is under contruction should be completed by next February (is my guess). Just a few extra-curricular activities, Drama, Orchestra, Yearbook is new this year, and food preparation for the very young.
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?
Adjusting to the new school has been easy. The school isn't very challenging. I'm not sure what they are preparing the children for certainly not for the German system nor for the USA system. Most of the students are German, there are very few expatriates. There seems to be quite a few disapointed parents. If you are looking for a holding place for your child this could be the place.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
Every Friday there is an assembly for the lower school. The mothers usually mill around before and after. PTA has been eliminated due to frustration on behalf of the parents. The school has a School Advisory Group hand selected by the Head of School, so far nothing has been accompliched
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Elementary school is a positive environment for the children. The children are taught to help each other, hold the door open for the person behind you, say please and thank you, which is not always found in the German culture. Middle school is need of improvement, non-native English teacher teaching English. Math teachers non-motivating and non-inspirational. There is an advantage for the teachers, class sizes are small and yet they are unable to inspire. No IBO, or IGCSE proven programs