You know how your friends who went to Lycee Francaise, even the American ones--who am I kidding? especially the American ones--would have that bilingual message on their answering machine, and you were all, "Dude, I get it. You speak French."?
Well, maybe the popularity of "texting" threw me off, but I was as surprised to learn there is no British school in New York City. Until now. The British International School of New York opens its leased riverview doors to 100 kids K-2 this September. It will feature "the British National Curriculum [which] is approved and its standards maintained by Her Majesty's Department of Education and Skills and the Office for Standards in Education."
The school's press release boasts a "staff-to-pupil ratio of 9-1," which I really hope is just backwards--like how they drive on the other side of the road--because otherwise, whoa. Your kid will expect you to keep shelling out for the giant retinue of liveried servants [or a "posse," as we say here in the colonies] to which she has become accustomed. We are amused.
New York's First British School to Open its Doors this September [prnewswire via yahoo]
founder uses the phrase, "all things British": New York parents opt for English education [ft.com via dt reader buck]