For those of you who have been holding your breath to find out about Bennett’s new book, relief is here! It’s been a long time underway, but we’re happy to announce the publication of our book The Bennett Guide to International Education in The United States.
By way of a bit of background: in 2005, Bennett published a book with the same title, and back then, the book was already one of its kind, a profiling of 557 schools in the United States that offered one or more of the International Baccalaureate Programmes. It also listed an additional 79 international schools in the United States that offered the national curriculum of another country, e.g. English GCSEs or the French Baccalaureate. Last year, feeling invigorated by our 25th birthday, we decided to undertake an updating of the guide.
Now, we were aware that the International Baccalaureate and other kinds of international education had been growing in the U.S., and we knew that our guide needed a good dusting off. We did not realize, however, just how much international programs had multiplied over the past 12 years, and what started off as a seemingly contained updating project became a magnum opus in its own right—a project that got bigger and bigger and threatened to overwhelm us.
We are finally at the celebratory stage of things, however, and feeling very proud! Our new Bennett guide lists 1742 IB Schools across the United States and 238 other international schools, and will be a wonderful resource for families moving to the United States in search of international education options. The guide also contains information on accrediting organizations, suggestions for important questions to ask when visiting schools, and an overview of U.S. education in general, by way of orienting families in the world of American education options.
Bennett wishes you a happy springtime full of colors and peace!
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke
Bennett has been on the road quite a bit visiting our friends in Phoenix and Houston with a trip across the pond in May, always a pleasure!