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Choosing an International School has become increasingly difficult for parents. The number of schools is growing, and each institution has its own unique philosophy and attributes. Comparing what is supplied with the needs of the child is no simple task.

As part of an ongoing commitment to standards of excellence in Education, Newsweek presents the latest regional Showcase on The Best of International Schools. This is a guide to some of the premier educational establishments, their philosophy, and what sets them apart from other institutions. International Schools have the opportunity to showcase their attributes to the parents of potential students, who will bring social, economic, and cultural benefits, as well as educational excellence to their countries in general, and their establishments in particular.

The defining characteristics of a school include the range of courses available, the quality of the Principal and his staff, the clubs and activities available, the quality of the campus, and the general atmosphere of the school. In addition, accreditation (all the schools in this Showcase must be accredited) and school philosophy are essential to make the right choice. Educational establishments all have mission statements, which should reflect personal preferences and beliefs to ensure the child gets the most out of their education.
 

International students grow up and evolve in a cultural environment that is vastly different to that of their parents, and the local way of life. Known as Third Culture Kids (TCKs), they find life at school can be complicated and challenging. The schools listed in this showcase appreciate this and stand out for their commitment to the students' well-being. Newsweek's selection covers 5 countries.

Beginning with India, the Showcase then features Shanghai and Japan before heading "down under" to Australia and New Zealand, where the choice may be more limited, but the quality every bit as strong. India is often referred to as a center of excellence for International Schools. The quality of teaching and education available are outstanding. The Indian economy is booming and the country is rapidly emerging as a crucial world market. It is therefore only fitting that its schools cater to the parents and students who require their services.

Shanghai is one of the most sophisticated providers of education. The schools presented in these pages have heavily invested in technology and methodological approaches in order to reach worldclass level.

Japan offers the widest range of International Schools in the region, with quality education and high standards. There are excellent establishments on each major islands so commuting need not be an issue.

The educational philosophy of Australian Schools is very similar to that of the International Baccalaureate Organization, although schools must fulfill the expectations laid down by the Australian government. In this context, children focus on gaining experience as much as on learning facts, and the system works to produce outstanding, wellbalanced students.

The International Schools of New Zealand are recognized as some of the best in the world in terms of the services offered to their students. Although the student body tends to be smaller in comparison to other countries featured in this Showcase, New Zealand actually boasts a huge share in terms of the overall population.

We will be re-visiting these regions throughout 2006 to review these establishments and include any other that are considered…The Best.

Featured International Schools

Cempaka International School, Malaysia
Persiaran Awana
Taman Cheras Permata 2
Cheras Selangor
Malaysia
Tel: +603 2094 0623
Fax: +603 9076 8194
For more information, click here

Seisen International School - Japan
Seisen International School - Japan 1-12-15 Yoga
Setagaya-Ku
Tokyo 158-0097
Japan
Tel: 81-3-3704-2661
For more information, click here

The American School of Bombay, India
The American School of Bombay, India SF 2, G Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex Road,
Bandra East,
Mumbai - 400 098,
India.
Tel: 91-22-2652 1111
For more information, click here

International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia P.O. Box 12645
50784
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel: (603) 4259 5600
For more information, click here

The International School of Penang (Uplands) Malaysia
The International School of Penang (Uplands) Malaysia Jalan Kelawei,
10250 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: (6) 04-227 1764
Fax: (6) 04-227 8972
For more information, click here

Dulwich College, Shanghai and Beijing, China
Dulwich College, Shanghai and Beijing, China
Shanghai
Tel: (8621) 5899-9910

Beijing
Tel: (8610) 8450-7676
For more information, click here

Mont' Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mont' Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 22 Jalan Kiara
Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel: (603) 2093 6045
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Woodstock International School - India
Woodstock International School - India Woodstock School
Mussoorie,
Uttaranchal 248179
India
Tel: +91-135-2635-900
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Good Shepherd International School, Ooty, India
Good Shepherd International School, Ooty, India Fernhill P.O. Ootacamund
Nilgiris
Tamilnadu
India
Tel: +91 423 2550071
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Hebron International School - India
Hebron International School - India Hebron School,
Lushington Hall Ootacamund.
Tamil Nadu 643 001,
South India
Tel: +91 423 2442587
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Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong
6 Caldecott Road,
Piper's Hill,
Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 2336 3443
Fax: (852) 2337 5370
For more information, click here

The School Down Under, New Zealand
The School Down Under, New Zealand Highden Manor,
Private Bag 11081
Palmerston North,
New Zealand
Tel: 011 64 6 324 7000
For more information, click here

Shanghai Rego International School - China
Shanghai Rego International School - China 189 Dongzha Road
201100 Minhang
China
Tel: +86 21 5488 3431

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Canadian International School, Bangalore, India
Canadian International School, Bangalore, India 14/1 Kodigehalli Main Road,
Sahakar Nagar,
Bangalore,
560 092 - India
Tel: 91-80-2343-8414
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British International School, Shanghai, China
British International School, Shanghai, China Puxi Campus
Tel: 00 86 21 5226 3211

Pudong Campus
Tel: 00 86 21 5812 7455
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Shanghai American School, China
Shanghai American School, China 258 Jin Feng Road,
Zhudi Town,
Shanghai,
China 201107
Tel: 86-21 6221-1445
For more information, click here

Lincoln School, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box 2673
Rabi Bhawan
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 4270482 or
Tel: 4270603
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Mallya Aditi International School, India
Mallya Aditi International School, India Mallya Aditi Int' School
Yelahanka
Bangalore
India
Tel: +91 80 28462506
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Shanghai Community International Schools - China
Shanghai Community International Schools - China


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The Mahindra United World College - India
The Mahindra United World College - India India
Tel: +91 20 22943263
For more information, click here

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