Education is important, and it goes without saying that selecting the right school for your child is one of the hardest decisions you will ever make. With all of that in mind, it is important that you look beyond the curriculum and find a school that offers more than just books. In this post, we will talk about the importance of selecting a unique school.
The many options
Let’s get real here. Private schools are profit-making businesses, so at the very least, they will need to break even. As a parent, you already know that your child needs the best school, and like every other guardian, you are willing to spare more for a better institution. It is rather surprising to find so many British international schools in Thailand, which is a clear indicator that parents want more than just a big syllabus for their child.
What to expect?
Expect a good school to offer a foundation for better life for your child. It is more important to have practical, values-based education, and some of the best international schools are using a bilingual curriculum to offer a more custom experience for the kids. Many schools are also focused on the key Buddhist principles, and the teachers and tutors explain the need and importance of environmental mindfulness. Think of the school as a place where the child becomes a better human being, and amidst all of that and the extra effort, academics shouldn’t take a backseat. Today, schools know that they have a responsibility towards the community, and it is necessary to equip students with real knowledge and values of empathy, so that they can make the world a better place.
Your child needs and deserves nurturing, and that should extend to all spheres of life. Before you select a school, pay a visit, ask questions as how they plan to offer global exposure to the students without missing on local history, community and society. The school should be able to balance the process of teaching problem-solving skills with imparting lessons on tolerance, adaptability and empathy. Parents also need to understand that most of these things are not in theory alone but should be a part of the school curriculum.
Allow your child to be a real part of the community, learn what the syllabus demands and yet become a better and more sensible human being, and the school has a big role in that.