- What does the GES school year look like?
- Does my child have to wear a school uniform?
- What if my child has a food allergy?
- How big are your classes?
- What are your teachers' qualifications?
- Can parents go onto campus?
- Is everything at GES in English?
If your child has a food allergy, please inform the school office. GES cannot guarantee a completely allergen-free environment, but will take every precaution to ensure your child is not offered ingredients that may trigger the allergy. We will accommodate all children as best as possible, but you are encouraged to provide a snack or lunch for your child if this is a high concern.
All our teachers have (at minimum) bachelor degrees, have undergone background checks and possess experiences related to education and/or early childhood development. Our teachers also embody integral qualities to help your child develop and learn. They are attentive, collaborative, nurturing, passionate and thoughtful. You can learn more about our educators on our Meet A Teacher page to read about our teaching faculty's experiences and teaching philosophies.
We have a closed campus policy to maintain current health and safety precautions, so parents cannot enter school premisses without prior approval. These measures are not meant to be an obstacle for you though! Parents are welcome to make appointments through the main office if they want to meet with the principal, talk to class teachers, or see GES facilities.
In our unique EP school, we prioritize English as the primary language and will encourage our students to speak in English for the entirety of their time at the school. We also understand that English may not be the dominant language for all families in our school community. With that in mind, the office and operations staff are native Thai language speakers who can accomodate parents or guardians who would prefer to communicate in Thai. We also have a great bilingual team ready to help with interpretation and translation as needed.
- When should we apply for enrollment?
- Will my child be interviewed to enter the school?
- Do you accept children with special needs?
- What are the enrollment ages for grades? How does placement work?
- My child is coming from a different school system, how do I apply for a grade?
- What happens when there are no open seats available?
- Will my child be okay if they have not gone to an EP school before this?
GES reserves the right to determine the proper placement (based on admissions testing and the principal interview) to ensure that a student learns at a developmentally-appropriate level. Student applicants must be of enrollment age by October 1st or have completed the previous grade equivalent. Admissions testing required for all applicants.
Your child's success in adapting and adjusting to our unique English Program school depends on many factors. Having a student applicant take an English Proficiency Test and have an interview with a School Principal will help us better anticipate how your child would transition to our school's teaching model. Depending on the results of these two steps in the Admissions Process, your child may be accepted, accepted with conditions, or declined at the time.
- What curriculum standards do you follow: British or American?
- Where are your teachers from?
- What textbooks do you use?
- How are grades determined?
- When can I see my child's grades?
GES primarily recruits from the United States of America and Canada to be homeroom and/or core subject teachers. We also have teaching faculty and staff from Thailand, the Philippines, Japan, and China in support of our goals to be a school that offers a global mindset in its instruction and care of the whole child.
Elementary (G1-G5) uses the following textbooks and workbooks: English Journeys by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, My Math by McGraw-Hill, and Science Fusion by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Secondary Middle School (G6-G8) uses the following textbooks: Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry by Glencoe, Integrated iScience (Green Level and Blue Level) by McGraw-Hill, Literature by Glencoe, and Grammar by Heinle.
Secondary High School (G9-G12) uses the following textbooks: Algebra 2 by Glencoe, Advanced Mathematics (Pre-Calc) by Glencoe, Statistics by Cengage, Calculus by McDougal-Littell and Business Math by McGraw-Hill. Science classes use Biology by Glencoe, Chemistry by Glencoe, Principles of Physics by Thompson Books and Global (Environmental) Science by Kendall Hunt. English classes use Literature by Glencoe, as well as various novels.
When your child is enrolled as a student at GES, you will be provided with user login details to ParentsWeb via the email you use in the student application. With ParentsWeb, parents can access their children's grades and see what kind of assignments or projects they have been given by their teachers. It's a great online resource for parents to be able to see the progress of their child's academics. Report cards are distributed twice a year at the end of each semester. It's recommended for parents to directly contact teachers before the final grading period with any questions or requests.