What are the schools in Managua like?
When we asked about the schools in Managua, they said...
"Managua is home to a number of excellent international and bilingual schools. The American Nicaraguan School (ANS) is one of the most prestigious international schools in the city. Founded in 1971, ANS offers a comprehensive American-style education to students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a wide range of courses, including Advanced Placement classes. The International School of Managua (ISOM) is another top international school in Managua. Founded in 1988, ISOM offers a bilingual education in English and Spanish, with a curriculum based on the International Baccalaureate program. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a wide range of courses, including Advanced Placement classes. The British School of Managua (BSM) is a top-tier bilingual school in Managua. Founded in 2002, BSM offers a British-style education to students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools and offers a wide range of courses, including Advanced Placement classes. Finally, the Colegio Americano de Managua (CAM) is a top-tier bilingual school in Managua. Founded in 1972, CAM offers a bilingual education in English and Spanish, with a curriculum based on the American system. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a wide range of courses, including Advanced Placement classes," explained one expat living in Managua, Nicaragua.
"The American Nicaraguan School children and parents are not friendly nor acceptable to foreigners or diversity. If you are a foreigner DO NOT enroll your children in this school, it doesn't matter what grades they are in. I had children in elementary, middle and high school, and they all experienced the same treatment as well as with the parents. It will make your children suffer of severe depression and low self-esteem. I had to withdraw them from this school. My children were not the only ones suffering and even though we parents spoke to the director this is not on their priority list. The administration is very much aware of the problem but doesn't do anything because the foreigners leave within 1-5 years. What they don't understand is that others are coming and the treatment towards us does not change. A requirement to enter this school should be native born Nicaraguan with a very well known last name. They claim the school has an American environment but it's not, it's a Nicaraguan environment. If you don't speak Spanish you are not accepted by your peers and become an outcast. OVERALL, THIS IS A VERY POOR SCHOOL!!!!! Saint Augustine Prep School, Nicaragua Christian Academy, Notre Dame and Lincoln can be potential options. LOOK AROUND!!," said one parent with children at American Nicaraguan School in Managua.
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