International School Education: Is it Worth it?
This is a question that many Thai parents ask, as they strive to give their children the best possible start in life and while an international education is a significant investment, what are the benefits? In this short article, we will outline the reasons why an international school education is the best way to equip your child for their future.
The UK and the US National Curricula are rated to be the best in the world and with a top institution such as Basis International School, the qualified teachers follow a structured American curriculum that enables students to reach their fullest potential. There is emphasis on developing IT skills, as these are skills that all students will need when they enter the job market.
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
These skills are essential and international schools adopt a project-based approach with active learning strategies, which develops problem solving and critical thinking. When a project is assigned to a learning group, they must decide what form their project will take; it might be as a PowerPoint slideshow, or on paper, or it could even be a drama performance. Once the format is agreed, the students have to figure out what needs to be done and who is going to do what and by working together, they present their project to the class.
An international school would recruit teachers from the US, offering attractive packages to teachers who are willing to commit to 2 or 3 years in a foreign posting. The main aspect of the term fees goes towards the teacher’s salary and with qualified teachers and the national curriculum, your child will develop the essential skills, while also achieving academic excellence and going on to study at university.
One of the main advantages of an international education is English fluency, which really does open doors and this is very relevant for Thai families, as English is not widely used outside of school. F a Thai student is enrolled in an international school from early learning, they will be fluent by the time they enter Middle School.
If you really want to invest in your child’s future, enrol them into an international school in Bangkok and you can be sure they will enjoy a bright future. Search online for school websites and create a shortlist of international schools to visit; then you can make an informed decision.