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Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference[edit]

Anyone care to comment on my proposal at Talk:Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference#List of schools?

Vicksburg, Mississippi[edit]

This might be the wrong Wikiproject, but are there guidelines for listing schools? Particularly private ones, where a listing could be seen as promotional. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 07:33, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes there are, and yes it is! The guidelines you seek I believe are WP:USCITY, which are maintained by the Cities project. IMHO, the private school section needs references for each entry, and the last one needs to have all the address info removed. The whole education section needs layout work and cleanup. If I were editing it, I would remove all the public schools except the high schools, move the Catholic high school to private schools, add info on the school district and make sure all the districts and all the high school level schools were wikilinked, red or blue. Your mileage may vary. John from Idegon (talk) 09:02, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
How many public schools other than high schools are there in the city? I don't see a problem with a total list if the number of schools are small. WhisperToMe (talk) 09:06, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Do these count as international schools?[edit]

There are Russian overseas schools that use a Russian curriculum and are operated by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They take children of diplomats for free. Some schools allow other families to send kids there on a tuition basis, and some say that they can only get non-diplomat kids if the ambassador approves. In the latter case, would these Russian schools count as "international schools"?

Also: there are some Japanese overseas schools (nihonjin gakko) that restrict enrollment to those with Japanese citizenship, but the citizens may be from any background family. Do they still count as international schools? WhisperToMe (talk) 09:27, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes, my understanding of an international school is a school which is catered toward nationals of a particular country living overseas, where the curriculum used is either of their home country or is international in nature (e.g. International Baccalaureate). Both the school examples you gave meet that definition. Duffit5 talk 10:10, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
The best think to do would be to ask the schools directly how they define themselves. "International School' is a very loosely applied term and has no official criteria. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 14:44, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
I wonder if the best way is to see if the Anglophone literature defines it as an international school. I haven't seen any English articles about the Russian schools so far. I'll look for any literature about "nihonjin gakko" that refers to them as an "international school". WhisperToMe (talk) 15:00, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
I did searches of books and found the Japanese ones are often described as "overseas schools". WhisperToMe (talk) 16:42, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Private schools and WP:SOAP[edit]

Please see this discussion on whether the Zurich International School (a private school) should be listed in the commune of Adliswil: Talk:Adliswil#Private_schools_and_Adliswil - The other believes that mentioning private schools in a city article is WP:SOAP while I argue that doing so is not WP:SOAP. The edit in question. WhisperToMe (talk) 14:13, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Change name of "Category:High schools in Switzerland"?[edit]

Please see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Switzerland#Change_name_of_.22Category:High_schools_in_Switzerland.22.3F for a query on how to change the name of this category WhisperToMe (talk) 10:23, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Is List of schools of the Dallas Independent School District too complicated?[edit]

Please see the List of schools of the Dallas Independent School District. The list looks pretty but I think the editing structure may be complicated for a lot of people, and the info may quickly go out of date. Shouldn't think be a simple list that is easier to edit? WhisperToMe (talk) 05:20, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

I think that the color columns that show grades are the only problem. Using six colored cells for a junior/senior high school is no more informative than "7-12." This is what I was trying to polish up as a list of schools in a district: User:Hjal/Fort Bragg Unified School District.--Hjal (talk) 06:17, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Springer Public School[edit]

Hello, I would be grateful if anyone could look this over and see if they can improve it. It is at AfD. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 09:20, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle[edit]

There is a single editor @Po Kadzieli: doing a excellent job here, working mainly from the French article: he could do with a second set of eyes. -- Clem Rutter (talk) 10:40, 2 May 2015 (UTC)