Yangon Education

What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children?
An international school is the primary choice for the typical expat in Yangon.
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What are some examples of these schools?
Most expats send their children to the International School Yangon, which is the city's largest and also best-organized international school. There is also a French School (set up by TotalFinaElf) and a Japanese school.

The British Council runs various courses, including IELTS, GCSE and LCCI courses.
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Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools?
At the present time, there should be no problem finding a place.
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Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)?
There is a limited selection.
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How are most kids transported to and from school?
This is mostly arranged by individuals, though some organized transport systems are also available.
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When does the typical school year start and end?
The school year starts in August and ends in May.
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Is there anything else I should know about local schools?
You should expect only a limited range of extracurricular activities.
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