Childrens' education

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education

This section includes information on Children's education relevant to mission and overseas Christian workers, as well as advice for Christian teachers abroad. (N.B. TCKs = Third Culture Kids, and MKs = Missionary Kids)

OSCAR articles about childrens' education

Learning Styles

This article by Margaret Stockwell takes us through the various learning styles and explains why this is important for making choices about our children's education.
To read the article, go to Learning Styles

School by Internet

This article by Steve Richards looks at the setting up of NorthStarUK (now NorthStarWorldwide), a community of learners and tutors using the internet to learn and study together.
To read the article, go to School by Internet

Christian Education

This article by Richard Backhouse, Principal of Monkton Combe School, helps us to understand why an education in a Christian environment is so important and gives us an idea of the right sort of questions we should be asking any prospective school.
To read the article, go to Christian Education

The Home Education Experience

This article by Sue tells us about her own experience of educating their two sons whilst overseas and also shares some things to consider for others thinking about home education.
To read the article, go to The Home Education Experience

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Christian education advice

Anchor Education

Our core business is to run conferences for expatriate families, providing services in Educational testing and evaluation, Educational consultancy for parents (on issues such as Educational planning and Special educational needs), Resources for home-based education and "Third culture" profile training for teachers and parents.
Website: www.anchoreducation.org
Email:

MissionAssist

If you have queries whilst overseas about the educational needs of your children, MissionAssist have experts in various UK educational establishments who may be able to advise you. more>>
Website: www.missionassist.org.uk
Email:
Tel: 07527 804914

TCK Education

TCK Education can offer information, support or advice to families or agencies on education issues and planning. This can be pre-field, on-the-field or on re-entry. 
Email:
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Mission & Christian schools abroad

Albania - GDQ International Christian School

c/o AEP Box 89, K.P. 119, Tirana, Albania
GDQ School provides Christian education for the international community of children in Tirana, Albania more>>
Website: www.gdqschool.org
Email:
Tel: ++355 4 244 8113 (ALBANIA)

Bangladesh - Grace International School

House 78(B), Road 23, Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Grace International School, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, (3 and 16 years), is an interdenominational Christian School, serving the mission and expatriate Christian community, but open to students of all faith backgrounds. Approximately 230 students attend Grace from more than 35 countries. Our pupils love to learn! more>>
Website: www.graceinternationalschool.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 88 02 8814469 (BANGLADESH)

Bolivia - Carachipampa Christian School

Cochabamba, Bolivia
Website: www.carachipampa.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 591 4435 2627 (BOLIVIA)

Burundi - The King's School

BP 1560, Bujumbura, Burundi
An evangelical, English speaking, Christian school which offers an international (UK based) education to children from 1 - 18 yrs. The school is the only of its kind in Burundi and is fee paying enabling it to subsidise children from two local orphanages more»
Email:
Tel: ++ 257 22218197 (BURUNDI)

Cambodia - Hope International School

#239 - 243, Street 271, Sangkat Toul Tompoung 2, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 12311
Website: www.hopeschool-cambodia.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 855 23 217 565 (CAMBODIA)

Cambodia - Logos International School

Phnom Penh Thmei, Sen Sok, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Website: www.logoscambodia.org

Egypt - Maadi Community School

10 Road 77, Maadi, Cairo 11431, Egypt
Maadi Community School is a small, friendly, lively Christian International School in Cairo, Egypt more>>
Website: www.mceducation.org
Email:

Tel: ++ 202 2358 5911 (EGYPT)

Ethiopia - Bingham Academy

Box 4937 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Bingham Academy is a K-12, international inter-mission day school serving the mission and international community in Ethiopia more>>
Website: http://binghamacademy.net
Tel: ++ 251 112 791 791 (ETHIOPIA)

Germany - Black Forest Academy

Postfach 1109 79396, Kandern, Germany
Website: www.bfacademy.com
Tel: ++ 49 7626 91610 (GERMANY)

India - Hebron School

Ootacamund, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, South India
Hebron School is an international and co-educational residential school that exists to provide an affordable education based on sound Christian principles more>>
Website: http://hebronooty.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 91 423 2442587 (INDIA)

Indonesia - Wesley International School

Kotak Pos 275, Malang, East Java, 65101, Indonesia
Website: www.wesleyinterschool.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 62 341 586410 (INDONESIA)

Kazakhstan - Tien Shan International School

An international day school located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. From kindergarten through twelfth grade the school offers a high quality English medium education with a Christian worldview to 200 students of 13 different nationalities. more>>
Website: www.tienshanschool.org
Email:
Tel: ++7 727 344 1266 (KAZAKHSTAN)

Kenya - Rift Valley Academy

Kijabe, Kenya
Website: www.rva.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 254 20 3246 249 (KENYA)

Lebanon - Lebanon Evangelical School for Boys and Girls

P.O. Box 108, Hazmeih, Lebanon
Website: www.lesbg.com
Email:
Tel: ++ 961 5 924 090 (LEBANON)

Mauritius - Lighthouse Primary School

Royal Road, Fond du Sac, Pamplemousses, Mauritius
Lighthouse Primary School began in 2009 with an aim to make a great, international-standard education available to families in Mauritius. It is a Christian school in ethos, vision and curriculum, and all of its teachers and staff are Christians more>>
Website: www.lighthouseprimaryschool.org
Email:
Tel: +230 266 2627 / 2628 (MAURITIUS)

Middle East - International Education Services

IES is an international school which serves cross-cultural worker families in the largest unreached nation in the 10/40 window, based in a multicultural, megacity of 16 million people. We have over 240 students in grades K-12 representing over 10 different countries more>>
Website: www.teachingadventure.org
Email:

Nicaragua - Carazo Christian Academy

Carazo Christian Academy (CCA) has 9 teachers and over 130 students. We currently offer grades Pre-K 1 to 5th grade and have plans to expand into secondary education. The school is open to all children regardless of their background; the majority of whom are local Nicaraguan children from the surrounding countryside. 
Website: www.nicca.org

Pakistan - Murray Christian School

PO Jhika Gali, Murree Hills, Punjab 47180. Pakistan
Website: www.mcs.org.pk
Tel: ++ 92 513 410321 (PAKISTAN)

South Korea - Sejong Global High School

251, Dalbit1-ro, Sejong-City 339-821 Rep. of Korea
Website: http://eng.sjgl.hs.kr
Email:
Tel: ++ 822 410 0511 (SOUTH KOREA)

South Korea - Seoul Foreign British School

55 Yonhi Dong, Sodaemun-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
Website: www.seoulforeign.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 822 330 3100 (SOUTH KOREA)

Senegal - Bourofaye Christian School

Rufisque, Senegal
Website: www.bcs-senegal.org
Tel: ++ 221 766 933135 (SENEGAL)

Tanzania - Haven of Peace Academy

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
HOPAC serves 315 children in K-12 whose parents are missionaries, full-time Christian service workers (attached to 37 different Christian service or missionary organizations), local or international business people and non-profit workers more>>
Website: www.hopac.net
Email:
Tel: ++ 255 222 650604 or 650469 (TANZANIA)

Thailand - Grace International School

Grace International School exists primarily to enable international Christian workers to remain in their field of service by providing for the needs of their children through an integrated education from a Christian worldview more>>
Website: www.gisthailand.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 66 53 131 175 (THAILAND)

Zambia - Amano Christian School

P.O Box 10660, Chingola, Zambia
Amano Christian School is located in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, in a rural setting about 12km from the mining town of Chingola more>>
Website: www.amanocs.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 260 96 5431832 (ZAMBIA)

Zambia - Chengelo School

Private Bag 16, Mkushi, Zambia
Website: www.chengelo.sch.zm
Email:
Tel: ++ 260 21 5352258 (ZAMBIA)
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UK schools for MKs

Schools in the UK offering places to MKs

Below are a few links to Independent Schools in the UK who offer places and/or bursaries to children of mission workers. If you know of any not listed, please inform us and we will add them:
  • Bath
    Monkton Combe School, Bath
    Bursaries available to clergy and missionary children.
    Website: www.monktoncombeschool.com
    Email:
    Tel: 01225 721102
  • Buckingham
    Stowe School, Stowe, Buckingham MK18 5EH
    Scholarship available to the children of those involved in Christian work (though competitively challenged for). Successful candidate could be supported with a means tested bursary.
    Website: www.stowe.co.uk
    Email:
    Tel: 01280 818000
  • Cheltenham
    Dean Close School, Shelbourne Road, Cheltenham GL51 6HE
    Bursaries available to missionary children.
    Website: www.deanclose.org.uk
    Email:
    Tel: 01242 258000
  • Harrogate
    Ashville College, Green Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 9JP
    Welcomes the children of Missionaries and Christian Workers. Means tested bursaries likely be applicable to MK families.
    Website: www.ashville.co.uk
    Email:
    Tel: 01423 566 358
  • Llandudno
    St David's College, Llandudno, North Wales LL30 1RD
    Keen to provide boarding places for the children of missionaries
    and full-time Christian workers and can usually offer them a bursary.
    Website: www.stdavidscollege.co.uk
    Email:
    Tel: 01492 875974
  • Sevenoaks
    Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3UL
    FREE places to daughters of missionaries (non-boarding). Other bursaries for full-time Christian workers.
    Website: www.walthamstow-hall.co.uk
    Email:
    Tel: 01732 451334
  • Taunton
    King's College, South Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3LA
    Up to 50% remission on school fees for the sons and daughters of ordained and practising full-time clergy. Other low-paid workers may apply for assistance from bursary funds. All awards may be means-tested.
    Website: www.kings-taunton.co.uk
    Email:
    Tel: 01823 328204
  • Wokingham
    Bearwood College, Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 5BG
    Happy to receive a bursary application on behalf of missionary children. May be up to 100% discount on the school fees (means-tested).
    Website: www.bearwoodcollege.co.uk
    Tel: 0118 974 8300
  • Yeovil
    The Park School, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1DH
    50% bursary for full-time Christian workers.
    Website: www.parkschool.com
    Email:
    Tel: 01935 423514

Christian Education Europe

CEE are involved in starting Christian schools throughout Europe and then providing support and teaching materials. 'The European Academy for Christian Homeschooling' (TEACH) and 'Growing Families International' are part of the same group of ministries. There is a good UK Christian schools directory on their site. Their curriculum offers the ICCE certification which is comparable to Cambridge A level.
Website: www.christian-education.org
Email:
Tel: 01793 783783

NorthStar Worldwide

NorthStar UK was Britain's first fully on line secondary "school" offering courses for children up to GCSE level.  The introduction of International GCSE's in Sept 05, meant that overseas missionary families will not need to return to the UK so that children can take their GCSE exams. Working with experienced Christian, British educators, it's innovative approach to education provides educational support wherever families are located, whether children are home educated or attending national or international schools. The school has recently changed it's name to NorthStar Worldwide more>>
Website: www.northstarworldwide.org
Email:

The Christian Schools Trust

This organisation links to a number of schools across the UK (and a few outside) who provide a Christian education.
Web: www.christianschoolstrust.co.uk
Email:

Tel: 01905 759740

The Independent Schools Christian Alliance (TISCA)

TISCA can help you locate Christian independent schools (boarding and day) in the UK and inform you of other factors related to Christian education.
Web: www.tisca.org.uk
Email:
Tel: 01926 315367

New Christian Schools

A portal site providing links to many of the new Christian schools throughout the UK.
Website: www.newchristianschools.org

Department for Education

From this site you can obtain information about UK state schools.
Website: www.education.gov.uk

The Independent Schools Council

This is the official site for the 1,300 UK schools accredited by the Independent Schools Council.
Website: www.isc.co.uk

Ofsted

Through the Ofsted site you can obtain the latest Ofsted reports on any UK state school.
Website: www.ofsted.gov.uk

Parent View

Parent View is an Ofsted run site which enables parents to review their child's school. This becomes a useful directory of UK schools as seen by the parents, if you're looking to select a school.
Website: http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

Schoolzone

This site has many education resources including a comprehensive UK schools directory.
Website: www.schoolzone.co.uk
Email:
Tel: 01242 262906

Association of Christian Schools International

A US based ministry linking ACSI member schools around the world and providing a comprehensive online directory.
Website: www.acsi.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 1 719 528 6906 (USA)
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Christian MK/teacher support

The Association of Christian Teachers (ACT)

This is a site for Christian teachers or anyone else concerned about education. ACT provide support and advice to members. Their website has links to resources, forums and news about education from a Christian viewpoint.
Website: www.christian-teachers.org.uk
Email:
Tel: 01727 840 298 

Christian Education

This website covers resources for churches, families and Christian educators, including membership packages; resources from Christian Education Publications, with secure online credit card ordering; information about the International Bible Reading Association; and an archive of articles from a magazine for Christian educators, Viewpoints.
Website: www.christianeducation.org.uk
Email:
Tel: 0121 472 4242

Christian Schools Trust

Their mission is to challenge, support and train Christians to educate this and future generations in the light of his word, by the power of God's Spirit, for the extension of God's kingdom.
Website: www.christianschoolstrust.co.uk
Email:
Tel: 01905 759740

RobertKays: Proofreading + Writing

Online lessons: English Language, IELTS, Writing and GCSE's. Proofreading of any document. Assessing of any document.
Website: http://robertkaysproofreadingwriting.co.uk
Email:

The Stapleford Centre

The Stapleford Centre (UK) is an independent education centre, focussing on providing training for teachers, resources for schools and research into education.
Many areas of the curriculum are covered; from Art through to Science. There is a particular emphasis on spiritual and moral development of pupils through the curriculum, RE and assemblies.
Website: www.stapleford-centre.org
Email:
Tel: 0 115 939 6270

Transforming Teachers

Transforming Teachers is about mobilizing and equipping teachers around the world who are called by Christ, committed to discipleship, and competent to integrate everything they teach with the truth of God’s Word—Great Commission teachers planting tomorrow’s churches today.
Website: www.transformingteachers.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 49 7626 9160 77 (GERMANY)

Want to teach Missionary Kids?

For MK/TCK teaching opportunities, consult our current list of teaching vacancies or contact individual mission agencies listed in the Mission Organisations directory for possible openings.
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Home education resources (Christian)

Christian Education Europe

CEE are involved in starting Christian schools throughout Europe and then providing support and teaching materials. 'The European Academy for Christian Homeschooling' (TEACH) and 'Growing Families International' are part of the same group of ministries. There is a good UK Christian schools directory on their site. Their curriculum offers the ICCE certification which is comparable to Cambridge A level.
Website: www.christian-education.org
Email:
Tel: 01793 783783

Deut 6v7

Originally sponsored by the Home Service, Deut6v7 is a mailing list for Christian home-schoolers in the UK and Europe.
Website: www.hayletts.net/deut6v7.html

Home Education in the UK

Resources, advice, and general help for anyone interested in home education, in the UK or elsewhere.  Particular emphasis on introducing informal maths.
Website: http://home-ed.info

International Children's Education

International Children's Education (iCHED) provides materials for families and teachers of students who are studying outside their home country. Originally developed for workers with SIL International, many of our resources are available to other organizations as well.
Website: www.iched.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 1 972 708 7312 (USA)

SHARE Education Services

SHARE exists to help expatriate Christian families in Europe, Russia, and Central Asia meet the challenge of educating their children cross-culturally by providing resources and educational consultations through a network of resource centers.
Website: www.shareeducation.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 36 1 227 9902 (HUNGARY)

Theocentric Christian Education

TCE provide a guided system of God-centred home and private education for children.
Website: www.homeschool-tce.co.za
Email:
Tel: 01379 677160
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Home education resources (general)

Education Otherwise

Education Otherwise is a UK-based membership organisation which provides support and information for families whose children are being educated outside school, and for those who wish to uphold the freedom of families to take proper responsibility for the education of their children.
Website: www.education-otherwise.net
Tel: 0845 478 6345

Home Education Advisory Service (HEAS)

HEAS is a national home education charity based in the UK. It is dedicated to the provision of advice and practical support for families who wish to educate their children at home in preference to sending them to school.
Website: www.heas.org.uk
Tel: 01707 371854

National Extension College

The National Extension College (NEC) was set up over 40 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation to help people of all ages fit learning into their lives. Correspondence courses for GCSE and A level, with guaranteed place in Cambridge to do the exams. People overseas are welcome. Study at your own speed. Almost all course books provided. Discount to HEAS subscribers.
Website: www.nec.ac.uk
Email:
Tel: 01223 400200

Primary Home Education UK

Primary Home Education UK offers individually tailored curriculum based learning programmes for families educating overseas and for families home-educating in the UK.  Programmes are supported by tutors and are based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales.
Website: www.primaryhomeeducation.co.uk
Email:
Tel: 01625 501899

Schoolhouse Home Education Association

Schoolhouse offers information and support to parents/carers throughout Scotland who seek to take personal responsibility for the education of their children, families who have chosen, or are contemplating home-based education; and those who wish to safeguard the right of families to educate in accordance with their own philosophy and with due regard to the wishes and feelings of their children.
Website: www.schoolhouse.org.uk
Tel: 01307 463120

World-wide Education Service

The World-wide Education Service (WES) supplies tutorial based learning courses for children aged 4-13 years. All courses are based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales. WES Home School families live in a variety of places in over 100 countries and in every continent. Clients include employees working for multi-national companies, development agencies, missionary organisations, or families working independently.
Website: www.weshome.com
Email:
Tel: 01228 577123
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Education resources (general)

BBC Schools Online

Colourful interactive lessons for all ages.
Website: www.bbc.co.uk/schools

Global Dimension

Global Dimension is a guide to books, videos, posters and websites with a global dimension. From climate change to poverty, water to fair trade, you can find resources for all age groups and subjects.
Website: www.globaldimension.org.uk

Learning Alive

Links to over 5,000 resources.
Website: www.learningalive.co.uk

Muzzy

Muzzy is the BBC's language course for children. Now available for 6 languages: French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian and English (ESL).
Website: www.muzzykids.co.uk

RE Online

This site has RE resources and links to LEA and school websites in the UK that feature RE.
Website: www.theresite.org.uk

Schoolsnet

Probably the best webguide to online educational resources.
Website: www.schoolsnet.com

4learning

Channel 4's primary and secondary school learning resource.
Website: www.channel4.com/learning
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Education resources outside the UK (Christian & general)

Cait's Christian Preschool Curriculum

This is a Homeschool preschool curriculum with activity worksheets, lesson plans and crafts for many subjects including maths, science, language, handwriting, shapes and much more.
Website: www.caitscurriculum.com

Called to Teach

This networking site has been set up to encourage Christian teachers to live Christ in the classroom.
Website: http://calledtoteach.ning.com

Homeschooling Articles

Math and Reading Help for Kids is a US based directory of articles offering tips for homework help, improving test scores, developing positive study habits, and more.
Website: http://math-and-reading-help-for-kids.org/article_directory/Homeschooling.html

Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling curriculum information, software, materials, and a good source of homeschool resources to help you be successful with your child's education.
Website: www.homeschool-curriculum-4u.com

Interactive Science Teacher

These science lessons are perfect for science teachers who are tired of worksheets, and are ready for lessons that will excite, motivate, and inspire both students and their teacher.
Website: www.interactivescienceteacher.com

Kidsource

This service calls itself 'The source for in depth & timely education & healthcare information that will make a difference in the lives of parents & their children'.
Website: www.kidsource.com

Sonlight Curriculum

This is a North American based Christian homeschooling service. They offer materials based on an International homeschooling curriculum with worldwide appeal.
Website: www.sonlight.com

Teachers In Service

This North American based organisation has three main areas of focus. The first area is to address professional needs of teachers and schools of missionary children. The second is to contribute to the development of college programs for prospective teachers of missionary children (MK teachers) that will enable them to begin teaching in a mission school immediately after graduation from college. The third is recruitment of MK teachers from working, former, and retired teachers and prospective teachers in college..
Website: www.teachers-in-service.org
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Other education support services

Educational Trusts' Forum

This site includes registered charities that are prepared to consider grants and awards to assist families in need who cannot afford educational or boarding fees. Some of these have given to support children of mission workers at independent schools. e.g. Lloyd Foundation, Mercers' Company and Royal Medical Foundation.
Website: www.educational-grants.org

Independent School Fees Advice (SFIA)

SFIA ltd is a UK specialist in school fee planning and they offer advice and information through their website. Independent schools can also be searched for through their site.
Website: www.sfia.co.uk

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

This QCA is the guardian of standards in UK education and training.
Website: www.qca.org.uk

Royal National Children's Foundation

Royal National Children’s Foundation helps vulnerable children and young people in Britain whose circumstances are seriously prejudicial to their normal development and where no other care is available. The Charity helps by providing grants and boarding school places for children aged 7 – 18 who have suffered trauma, tragedy or neglect in their young lives. These are young people who usually have one or no active parents, whose normal development is compromised or threatened by adverse home, school or family circumstances. They can also provide information about grant making trusts for children of clergy and overseas workers.
Website: www.rncf.org.uk

UKCISA - The UK Council for International Student Affairs

UKCISA provides advice and information to international students studying in the UK and to staff who work with them. Their site includes information about student financial support for those coming to or back to the UK for further education, as well as advice for UK students contemplating study abroad.
Website: www.ukcisa.org.uk
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