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CAUTION - English School Hopeland MAA in Draria

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Americanism
8/3/2017 10:51 EST

This is a SERIOUS review, DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS SCHOOL.

Here is my experience:

We are from the U.S and wanted to try living in Algeria for a year. So in 2014, I had enrolled two of my children into Hopeland MAA school. I was under the impression that it was a "good" school.

- The teachers there are thieves. They kept steeling my children's pencils and hair ties.

- The food there is rubbish. Supposedly, the school has a "chef" but the food was bland and tasteless. The serving size is stingy. My kids were famished whenever we picked them up from school.

- They did not even bother putting the AC on in this suffocating heat. My kids were red and drenched in sweat.

- The teachers there would curse and hit my 4 year old child. My child came to me with a smile asking me what the word "donkey" in Arabic meant since her teacher kept calling her that.

- The principal was rude to kids.

- Each child is required to purchase 500 printer paper and toilet paper. They would cut one paper into 4 pieces for them to draw, and use 1 piece out of the 4 per day. I only enrolled my kids for 3 months, so let's do the math together. My kids were enrolled for 90 days, out of the 90 days, 24 days are weekends. So out of 66 days, my kids only used 16 sheet of paper out of 500. The school does not return unused paper as per their policy.

We were promised by the owner of the school that the teachers were professional and trained, clean classrooms, the food was good, and that they would be in air conditioned rooms. ALL LIES.

The owners come from America, it is very shameful how kids are treated for someone who comes from the America. It is very obvious that they opened the school for the sake of making money, rather than education.

sarah12
9/4/2019 10:44 EST

Hi.
i am so sorry to hear this sad and shameful story, i cant imagine how you feel right now ,sorry for your kid too that he has been insulted and mistreated by these so called teacher.
unfortunately this is the case in all schools here in Algeria, myself i am struggling to find the right school for my kids, the biggest one she is 7 and he has been in a british school for 4 years from foundation, we came here this last month and till now we cant find the right school for my kids as they only speak English . there is this American school in benaknoun but the tuition fees are like OMG, 30k usd for a year plus another 5k usd for i dont know what, i hope the british embassy does something for us.

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vassili
8/10/2019 10:05 EST

a new private school has opened this year , it's called Central School Algiers / /
/http://www.centralschoolalgiers.com /
they teach the Algerian curriculum as well as the British curriculum , they also employ some British teachers i think , i have seen that they use data projectors in class and they have a pretty impressive laboratory , they said they only have 12 students per class and the school will become an international school next year

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