We are considering ISF for our two year old. We are both natively fluent in Mandarin and English, and would like our son to receive proper training in both. I read the riveting posts under a previous thread on ISF, which unfortunately ended around Sep'09. I'm starting this thread with the hope of seeing some updated comments on the school from current/past ISF parents, teachers or staff. Any candid comments would be greatly appreciated.
From what I've read, I'm concerned about the school may be a Cantonese speaking environment among the kids, despite instruction being in Mandarin. Poor English instruction also sounds like a risk - you can be properly trained in both Mandarin and English - I expect the school do deliver on both at comparable or higher levels vs. its peers in HK. I am also concerned that the high price and low international student body would mean a lot of spoiled kids. Lastly, I'm a bit worried about comments on new, unconventional, shifting methods/staff/administrators, none of which is good. Thank you.