What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children?
Many expatriates choose to send their children to international schools rather than local schools. There are American, French and German International schools available.
What are some examples of these schools?
There are many great schools in Santiago. Most families will select a school that is easily accessible from the area in which they live. Popular international school programs include:
- Colegio La Masionnette
- The Grange School
- The International Preparatory School
- Nido de Aquilas International School
- Colegio Suizo de Santiago
If you require further assistance, please contact Crown Santiago.
Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools?
No, there is a wide variety of well-appointed private schools with many spaces available.
Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)?
Yes, Santiago has a wide variety of preschools for children in the age group of two (2) to five (5) years old. These schools tend to fill up fast so it is recommended that you contact the school of your choice as soon as you arrive so you are able to obtain a spot on the list.
For more information or assistance, please contact Crown Santiago.
How are most kids transported to and from school?
Children either ride on school buses or "pulls" to and from school or many parents form carpools and take turns driving the children.
When does the typical school year start and end?
Most schools start their year the last week of February or the first week of March. The school year ends in the middle of December.
Is there anything else I should know about local schools?
Public schools are not bilingual and the only language taught is Spanish. Public schools have around 40 student per classroom, while private schools usually have around 25 students per classroom.
Admission to private schools can be very competitive and there is usually a waiting list.
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