The Head of Lower School at TASIS England Melodi Jordan on why an international primary school can provide a firm foundation for the future

Many parents wonder what they might do to give their child a competitive advantage in the future. While the UK might enjoy a well-defined and consistent education system, many families look to the independent sector for more dynamic alternatives. To help your child to stand out from the rest, it is worth considering the benefits of an international primary school education.

We know that young children need strong connections with encouraging teachers to feel engaged and happy at school. TASIS The American School in England’s small classes give each student an individualised experience and more quality time with teachers. We recognise that, with daily feedback and just the right level of challenge and support for each child, there are no limits to their learning.

In the diverse environment of their classrooms, TASIS England’s young learners acquire a rich and more global perspective as they explore, share, and celebrate different cultures and views. As our students learn to approach new ideas and situations with confidence, they are also able to develop strong communication and interpersonal skills – including adaptability and flexibility. These attributes are the keys to future success in our increasingly interconnected world.

This international environment also sets the stage for young children to understand and practice compassion towards others and to build positive relationships. By valuing connections and focusing on empathy, TASIS England develops principled individuals who take responsibility for themselves and understand that their actions have an impact on others. Students who care can quickly become young people who are engaged and involved in making the world better for those around them.

Lifelong friendships develop in our multinational environment, with strong bonds that remain long after families move on, spanning years and continents”

Alongside a rich and rigorous academic experience, it is essential that we encourage creativity, reflection, and resilience in young learners so that they grow in all areas of school life. Our aim must be not simply for the children in our care to gain knowledge, but to acquire the skills needed to become passionate lifelong learners who are actively engaged with the world around them.

TASIS England’s purpose-built international curriculum provides an exciting alternative pathway to traditional systems while still guiding students towards acceptance into highly respected universities, both here in the UK and around the world. As is typical for international school communities, many of our families have experienced the challenges and benefits of transition. Because of this, our school is a uniquely warm and welcoming place that provides a strong network of collaboration and support for both children and parents.

Lifelong friendships develop in our multinational environment, with strong bonds that remain long after families move on, spanning years and continents. Choosing the right school for your child’s primary education is so important. When looking at options for your family, you may find that an international school provides the perfect diverse, challenging, and future-focused education for your child.

TASIS England

Further reading: Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres on building a multicultural mindset