Thu 26 Sep 2019
Paul Bennett, Director
St. John’s Wood and the surrounding areas are synonymous with international schools - it’s a real pocket of exemplary education designed especially for global families. The most notable facility is The American School in London in Waverley Place, which is understandably popular among American relocators, but also finds favour with Chinese and European families.
Paul Bennett, a Director at Behr & Butchoff, explains that St John’s Wood especially is a haven for international education: “As well as The American School, there are a number of respected educational facilities in close proximity, including L ’Ecole International Franco in Marylebone. Families moving to London from afar often want to preserve some of their classroom heritage and traditions. They actively seek properties close to schools that offer an international curriculum, a familiar teaching style and a register of pupils of the same nationality.”
Importance of the IB
Another key aspect of the international schools in the Behr & Butchoff catchment is the IB (International Baccalaureate) – a globally-recognised qualification that isn’t always offered at secondary schools and colleges that have a UK foundation. “The IB is the qualification many European and American children would study towards in their home country, therefore it is seen as an essential part of their education should they wish to return home and pursue college or university education,” adds Paul.
Top international schools in St John’s Wood and the surrounding areas
American School in London – St. John’s Wood
L ’Ecole International Franco-Anglaise School - Marylebone
French Lycée – South Kensington
Hill House School – Knightsbridge
International Community School (ICS) - three sites in Marylebone and Paddington
Southbank International School – three campus in Hampstead, Kensington and Westminster
Available properties near The American School
Just a short stroll from The American School is this fantastic three double bedroom apartment for sale, situated on the third floor of the prestigious portered Eyre Court development. Set behind a deep landscaped garden, this apartment is located close to St John’s Wood High Street and is directly opposite the underground station for the Jubilee Line.
Only 150 yards from The American School is this stunning four-bedroom townhouse to rent in Marlborough Place. Located close to the local shopping and transport facilities, the house is arranged over four floors, with a south-facing garden and coveted off-street parking for two cars.
Property to sell or let?
Properties within walking distance of The American School and those close to transport links are always in demand, thanks to a regular stream of international families moving to the area. If you are thinking about selling or letting a property you own, contact us as we may have families waiting.