How many students does Faria International School enroll?
We have about 400 students. Our student body is one of the most diverse in the world, representing 35 countries and speaking 18 mother tongues. This means that they have daily contact with students from every part of the globe. Here at Faria International School, we encourage students to maintain their cultural heritage while learning about the cultural identity of their peers to create a truly diverse and rich learning environment.
What does curriculum does Faria International School offer?
Faria International School is a fully accredited IB World School and offers all three of the International Baccalaureate Programmes: the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme, and the Diploma Programme.
When students graduate from Faria International School they will not only leave not only with a solid academic foundation, but they will also take with them a genuine understanding of global affairs and a respect for both cultural and academic differences. Their education will have equipped them with a sense of academic responsibility and independence and instilled in them desire to continue their lifelong learning.
The goal of assessment at Faria International School is to support both learning and teaching through varied and balanced assessment practices, which are aligned with the curriculum and reflect the international nature of the school.
Students in Secondary School take mid-term and end-of-year examinations, and the International Baccalaureate examinations are administered in Grade 11 and 12. Grading criteria are clear and consistent within and across subjects and are shared with students.
Information on student performance is communicated with parents through interim reports, progress reports, parent teacher conferences and other communication as needed. External standardized tests at specific grade levels are also offered to meet the individual needs of students. Included is optional standardized testing in the Middle School and required PSAT and recommended SAT and/or ACT testing in Secondary School.
Yes, we have two types of programs. One is a After School Program for Primary and Middle School students, from 3:30-6:00pm. This is designed to meet the needs of parents who want their children to do their homework and be engaged in relaxing and creative activities after school hours. The second program is the Extra-curricular Program for Secondary students, which is built around specific interests, ranging from sports to art. Students may sign up for one or more of these activities, which usually last for about 1-2 hours after school.
What kind of help is given to students applying to universities?
Helping students prepare for college is ongoing throughout the secondary school years. In 9th Grade, parents and students are introduced to the various facets of the college selection process and provided suggestions as to how they can develop their personal and academic strengths to enhance their admissibility to colleges. The college counselors work closely with IB coordinators, the administration, and guidance counselors in assisting Secondary School students and parents in the IB course selection to best prepare students to apply for the colleges of their choice. The formal college counseling program begins at the midpoint of 10th Grade and continues until the end of 12th Grade with an extensive range of group programs and events, as well as individual counseling, for both students and parents.
How do the School and parents communicate?
The school encourages close home-school partnerships in order to ensure that communication is positive and open. There are two parent/teacher conferences each year, and parents are also encouraged to contact their children?s teachers if they feel the need for other conferences. Report cards are issued twice a year to all students, and teachers also communicate on an as-need basis with parents.
Weekly emails are sent out to parents that contain information about general school and sport events.
In addition, Faria International School uses ManageBac, an educational platform where administrators, teachers, students, and parents can organize and communicate. Parents are automatically given a ManageBac account linked to their child?s accounts, where they can access their child?s calendar, report cards, and track their child?s academic progress.
The 2012 -2013 tuition and fee schedule requires payment of 50% percent of tuition by August 20, 2012 and the other 50% percent by January 5, 2013. Alternatively, the school offers a monthly payment plan.
Is there a transportation program?
Faria International School has an independent transportation program. The fee for the school bus depends on whether your child will need transportation both to and from school, and the number of children in the same household that will be taking the school bus. For any further information regarding sign-up, schedules, and school bus passes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (852) 8175 8152.
What is the faculty like at Faria International School?
Our faculty and staff represent over 30 countries. Approximately 75% of them have taught abroad and speak two or more languages. Our faculty is carefully chosen for their subject mastery as well as their nurturing and teaching abilities.
What kind of student does Faria International School admit?
Faria International School is highly selective, and seeks students who are able to follow the program of study and have the potential to excel. We look for candidates who are socially mature, intellectually curious and whose parents are supportive of the School's mission.
Can my child spend a day at Faria International School?
Students who are admitted in Secondary School are allowed to sit in on classes for one school day.