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Enrollment time, but where?

Education is one of the trickiest issues facing foreign parents living in Greece. Today’s special feature by Kathimerini English Edition staffers offers some guidelines to help them choose how, when, where and why. We examine the dilemma of foreign parents who want to choose a school for their child but are unsure whether to go for the Greek system (and immerse them in the local language and environment) or the foreign system (to preserve their native culture and values). This is a survey of the experience of several parents. Language or languages? Whether children should learn more than one and how they can do so is a crucial consideration for foreign parents and mixed families when selecting schools for their children. We interviewed bilingual and multilingual children and their parents about their experiences of language learning and the best way to do it successfully. One of the best places to start looking for potential schools is the Education Ministry’s list of foreign and mixed-curriculum schools in Greece. Today’s feature includes a selection of the schools listed, together with a brief outline of each curriculum, and addresses and telephone numbers. On a more personal note, an adult looks back at the problems and pleasures of growing up in Greece and receiving a British education – an account that may help parents weigh up their choices.