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Parent's Review of Dresden International School in Dresden, Germany

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

Dresden International School

In what town or city is this school located?

Dresden

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

Local

What grade levels are represented at this school?

K12

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

Tram, train, bicycle riding, car pooling

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

Average. Not consistent. Not reliable.

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?

NOT AT ALL.

No prep programs available. Some teachers try to support new students but rare.

Discouraging teaching practices. No differentiation for the new comers instead they get penalised because of their background. With new councelor students began to receive some attention.

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

PTA exists and works forward to fund raising for school.

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

Do not have high expectations.

If your kids are not high achievers and might need emotional and academic support, be aware that the support is negligible.

If you are wealthy and powerful family though, things may change, school may even turn into your kids private playground.

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Aug 14, 2010 21:56

I agree that kids without a lot of self-discipline can fall through the cracks. If they don't succeed, theydon't have much of an option for staying in the school.

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