International schools are a great choice if you’re looking for an education that’s different from what your local school offers. Let’s explore some of the main benefits that international education systems can provide.
International schools help you to meet people from all over the world.
The education system is not just about academics.
Our international school in Poland has a diverse student body, made up of pupils who come from all over the world. This can be immensely beneficial for pupils, as it helps them to develop inter-cultural understanding, respect for different cultures and backgrounds that they might not otherwise encounter, as well as openness for children from all over the world. Transition to an international educational experience can be challenging, as there might always be some cultural barriers, or language barriers, but these can be overcome with a little bit of effort and understanding. International schools are particularly strong at integrating pupils into new class environments and making a friendly school environment. It is common to talk about small, boutique schools, as being schools with a family atmosphere.
An international school promotes the concept of education being more than just academics. Scholastic life is supported a deep understanding of the international pedagogy, of meta-cognition (thinking about thinking), good international schools have core values which are universal and help give a sense of belonging, so important to young people. Given the challenge of international education, international schools must quite simply have structures for good learning, and superior teaching methodologies as well as a special curriculum, the International Primary Curriculum, used and admired in 100 countries worldwide. The exams that come at the end of school promote critical thinking skills, enquiry skills, analytical skills as well as asking students to demonstrate understanding. In good schools, learning is something that also happens out of the classroom. Therefore, in addition to providing students with a rigorous curriculum covering all subjects, often in an cross-curricular learning model, international schools also offer an interesting enrichment programme that includes different types of sport activities, clubs and after-school hobbies. These extracurricular activities are beneficial for students because they help build character and foster social skills and interpersonal communication. In fact, research has shown that by participating in them children can significantly improve their academic performance and self-esteem.
Teachers and staff often come from different countries.
One of the benefits of our international school in Krakow is the diversity of our staff. Teachers and administrators come from all over the world, bringing with them valuable knowledge about their home countries. This helps students understand other cultures better and gives them an opportunity to learn about different perspectives. Different cultures place emphasis on different types of skills. Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences is a brilliant way to understand how to get the best out of every pupil and make the learning environment friendly and accessible to all. Our school is strong in seeking ways to recognise the opportunities provided by understanding and learning/teaching through Multiple Intelligences, as well as using thinking routines such as those develop by Project Zero.
Great opportunity to learn languages.
Ability to speak many languages opens a new perspective and gives one an edge in the job market. Additionally, English school in Poland emphasizes cross-cultural understanding, which is crucial in becoming an ambassador or diplomat later on in life.
Students at international schools get more practical experience due to the multinational setting.
The ability to interact with people from different countries is an invaluable skill in today’s world. Children are exposed to many cultures and learn how to work together as a team, regardless of where they come from. They also learn how to communicate effectively —a skill that will serve them well throughout their lives. That helps them also in gaining the ability to adapt to every situation.
International schools give students opportunities they wouldn’t have elsewhere!
International schools in Krakow gives a global perspective that is difficult to find in other educational environments. Students have the opportunity to meet people from around the world and experience different ways of thinking, speaking, and acting. They are also exposed to a diverse range of foods, customs, traditions and dress styles. This exposure helps them develop an appreciation for different cultures while improving their abilities in multiple languages.
Our vision and goal is to create a community of internationally minded global leaders who care about making everyone’s tomorrow a better tomorrow. With engagement, humility and diligence we aspire to model our vision for our learners. We aim to create a community of globally aware and socially responsible individuals who are empowered to innovate, adapt and excel in this ever-changing world. This can help us create a better future for everyone.