The school is an experiment. Every new term there is something new. I can only say that it creates a lot of confusion on the kids. The children are forced to share classrooms with other classes creating friction and insecurities on the younger children. For example 3rd and 4rd graders are forced to share the same classroom. How are 3rd graders going to succeed in a room with older kids.
The school has a poor English department. My kids are reading and speaking English very poorly. I had to transfer to the American system because they were not going to compete for good spots in the American universities.
Very confusing. The teachers never send you a weekly report on your child progress and preparation for test was confusing. I worked very close with my child on prepping for the tests. Their tests and quizzes went beyond of what was explained in the classroom. How can a child succeed if the test is not what has been taught?
This school plays favor to families that can afford paying the tuition. It is $16,000.00 plus other expenses. At the end it is about $20K. If you can pay that and are on time on your payment your child will get treated well. If you can't then be prepared for your child to be ignored.
Amazing! Great teachers, most are young enough to be very energetic and into their subject but have enough experience to be good. Speaking only for the upper school there is a lot of motivations among students and teachers and a lot of teamwork, great projects, engaging classes etc. It is the best school I know and especially the German, Math and History programs are unbeatable. There is a lot of science which can be overbearing but is a very valuable attribute to the students. The only thing there is to criticize is that the English program (in the upper school) is a joke, the teachers are very incapable and grading is completely off.