More international schools for Nord Anglia

Nord Anglia Education has announced it is in the process of acquiring six schools from Meritas. This will include four schools in North America, one in Switzerland, and one in China and in so doing, will provide more opportunities for education continuity to relocating families.

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With the acquisition of these six schools, Nord Anglia Education will be able to provide education to more than 32,300 students within 41 schools in 15 countries.  All of the Meritas schools offer the International Baccalaureate and some, an American curriculum, and reflect the Nord Anglia philosophy for delivering a personalised learning experience with a strong focus on global opportunities to support student success in school and beyond.  Four of the Meritas schools provide boarding facilities and this acquisition will strengthen Nord Anglia’s boarding offer.  460 boarding places are currently available at three Nord Anglia schools in Switzerland and Thailand. The addition of more boarding opportunities in Switzerland as well as in the US will increase Nord Anglia’s total boarding capacity to 1,289 places.The Meritas schools are College du Leman in Geneva, Leman International School in Chengdu, Instituto San Roberto in Mexico, The Village School in Houston, North Broward Preparatory School in Florida, and Windermere Preparatory School also in Florida.“We are excited to welcome the six Meritas schools into our family later this year, subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions,” said Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Nord Anglia Education. “The growth of our family of schools provides greater access to a Nord Anglia education for families around the world. Our commitment to providing the best possible education to our students means that relocating parents who choose one of our schools can be assured that their child will receive the highest quality learning enhanced by unique global opportunities, wherever their family is located.”Nord Anglia Education operates schools in markets with large expatriate populations and rising disposable income within Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia as well as Eastern Asia and North America. Currently, 71 per cent of students attending the Nord Anglia group of schools are expatriates from over 100 different nationalities. A support programme to facilitate student transfer between Nord Anglia schools is available for families making the transition to a new location.Nord Anglia announced in March that the British International Schools Group, Vietnam had joined its network of schools.

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