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Footprints International School (FIS): Review

Footprints International School (FIS) opened its door in 2007. This school is an extraordinary example of how a small, local school has grown to become an internationally-recognised institution. In 2016, FIS has 4 branches in major parts of Cambodia’s Phnom Penh: Tumnub Teuk I & II, Toul Tom Poung, Beoung Keng Kang, and Tuol Kork district.

Footprints International School offers both English and Khmer languages to the pupils with primary focus on 4 disciplines: mathematic, language arts, science, and social studies. FIS also include basic technology, health, arts, music, swimming, and physical education. The school believes that “children learn better when new skills and ideas are taught to them using a theme or a topic to help them learn.”

Licensed by the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, FIS was this year accredited with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For its primary and secondary programs, the school is registered with Cambridge International Examinations. FIS has more than 200 personnels. Foreign teachers come from The United States of America, England, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Pakistan, Canada, and Indonesia. While the majority of the students is Cambodian, the rest comes from Australia, Pakistan, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, England, the United States of America, Japan, Canada, and France. This is very remarkable for a locally-run school that has grown rapidly over the past years.

The Footprints International School’s Toul Kork campus is very spacious. It has a swimming pool, an outdoor playground, a technology lab, and a library. The Tuol Kork branch serves from nursery to grade 5.

As a parent, you should check out the school’s handbook here.

Footprints International School’s official website:
http://www.footprintsschool.edu.kh/

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