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American Education System at
Westcliff International School

At Westcliff International School, we proudly implement the international American education system, offering students a dynamic and comprehensive learning experience. The American section of our school adheres to the standards and practices of the American education system, ensuring a seamless transition for students aspiring to pursue higher education in the United States or other international destinations.

Our curriculum follows the American standards, providing students with a broad and well-rounded education. Emphasis on critical thinking, creativity, and practical application of knowledge.

The American education system encompasses 12 years of primary and secondary education, divided into elementary, middle, and high school levels, culminating in a High School Diploma for university admission.


Key Features:
  • During the elementary and middle school years, students at Westcliff International School undergo internal evaluations, including a mix of exams, assignments, projects, and class participation.

  • In the high school stage, internal assessments, assignments, projects, and class participation contribute to the calculation of the GPA (Grade Point Average).

  • In addition to internal assessments, students are required to take standardised tests like the ACT or SAT, which are essential for university admissions.

  • Test dates are predetermined, and students have multiple opportunities during high school to achieve the required scores for university entry.

  • Successful completion of the American high school curriculum leads to the prestigious American High School Diploma.

  • The diploma serves as a recognised qualification for admission to universities globally.

  • Depending on faculty requirements, some students may choose to pursue SATII exams.

  • Unlike the British system, there are no equivalent exams in the American system at Westcliff International School that are comparable to IGCSE or A-Levels.

Westcliff International School's American section is committed to nurturing globally competent individuals, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful academic journey and future career.


For more details on the American education system at Westcliff International School, please contact our Admissions Department.

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