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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||20 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
|Ratio of local students to international students||
60% local : 40% international
|Average number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Native English speaking teachers||
Currently about 73% of the teaching staff of the school are expatriates.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English as a Second Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Amharic ( the Ethiopian national language ) is taught to all Ethiopian students, and French is taught to international students from Year 3 upwards.
|Use of technology in the classroom||
There is a whole school computer network, with high-speed connectivity. Students and staff have access to Internet connectivity.
Depends on the grade level.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|External examinations or assessments available||
IB Diploma, IGCSE
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
|School provided lunches||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Gymnasium, football pitch, facilities for athletics.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The Sandford International School is a co-educational, non-boarding, nursery to pre University institution. To meet the international standards of its programme, the School employs a highly qualified professional staff. It is committed to providing a standard of education that is accepted within Ethiopia and by the international community.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Sandford International School educates students to become effective world citizens who will excel in critical inquiry, creative thinking, clear communication and commitment to others.