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International Teaching Predictions for 2012 #7: Latin America

#7: International Schools in Latin America

“Again, flickers in some parts of Latin America. I find that growth in international schools often follows a construction boom, and Brazil in particular is in the midst of a construction boom.  That being said, there are many more factors that affect international schools growth including ministry regulations, attitudes towards education and public policy so it’s uncertain at the moment.  Last year growth in Latin America was pretty stagnant and it will take a mighty engine to turn this around especially since much of Latin America’s economy is tethered to the US which is facing presidential elections next year so it’s unlikely that we will see much real growth next year, even if it all moves in the right direction.”

Taken from the “Teach the World with Teachanywhere” blog written by General Manager by Diane Jacoutot.

Medellin, Colombia

Currently (as of 21 May, 2012), on www.internationalschoolcommunity.com, we have 109 international schools listed in the South America (79) and Central American (30) regions of the world.  That makes South American rank #7 (out of 13) and Central America rank #12 (out of 13) in terms of the regions of the world with the highest number of international schools listed on our website.  The expat communities there seem to be growing and thus the need for more international schools is also growing, especially in countries like Brazil. But it is also important to note that there are a fair amount of older, more established schools in these regions as well (see statistics below that were found on our website).

Out of the 21 countries that we have listed in the South American and Central American regions, the top five countries with the highest number of international schools listed on International School Community are the following:
1. Brazil (17 schools listed)
2. Colombia (15 schools listed)
3. Venezuela (10 schools listed)
4. Costa Rica (9 schools listed)
5. Honduras (8 schools listed)

Some more facts about these international schools in South America and Central America listed on our website:
• 70 teach the American Curriculum, 18 teach the U.K. curriculum and 1 teaches the IPC curriculum.
• 13 are less than 15 years old, 42 are between 16 and 50 years old and 54 are more than 51 years old.
• 30 are For-profit schools and 79 are Non-profit schools.

The following schools in India have had comments and information submitted on them:
Lincoln School (San Jose) (8 Comments)
American School of El Salvador (10 Comments)
Alison Bixby Stone School (7 Comments)
Escuela International de Sampedrana (17 Comments)
International School Panama (8 Comments)
St Andrew’s Scots School (10 Comments)
Highlands International School (11 Comments)
Santa Cruz Cooperative School (24 Comments)
American School of Brasilia (13 Comments)
School of the Nations (11 Comments)
Chapel School (Escola Maria Imaculada) (12 Comments)
Colegio Anglo Colombiano (8 Comments)
Colegio Karl C. Parrish (17 Comments)
The British School Quito (13 Comments)

There are many more!  Check out the rest of them here.Many of our members currently work at international schools in the South American and Central American regions:
Kevin Hall
(Uruguayan American School in Montevideo)
Chon Arenas
(American School Foundation of Mexico City in Mexico City)
Karen Dabbs
(Lincoln School (San Jose) in San Jose)
Angelica Ayres
(St. Nicholas School Sao Paulo in Sao Paolo)
Susan Freeman
(British School Caracas in Caracas)
Silvia Dubuoé
(Pan American International School in Paraguay)
Julie Bowen
(Santiago College in Santiago)
Sarah Kemme
(Graded School Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo)
Enrique Damasio
(Colegio International de Carabobo in Venezuela)

Check out the rest of our members here. If you are interested in working at an international school in the South American and Central American region that one of our members currently works at, feel free to send these members a private message with the questions and concerns you would like first-hand account answers too.

So, we will just have to wait and see then how the “International School Community” in India actually pans out for the year 2012.

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