The complementary partnership will enable Nord Anglia Education to enter the North American market whilst strengthening its presence in the Middle East and Europe. The addition of WCL’s outstanding schools will further strengthen Nord Anglia Education’s position as the world’s leading premium schools organisation.
The partnership brings considerable benefits of scale to the group globally in terms of the on-going development of best in class curricula, educational facilities for students and continuing professional development for all staff.
Andrew Fitzmaurice, Chief Executive Officer of Nord Anglia Education commented: “We are delighted to welcome WCL to our family of premium schools and are looking forward to working together on our rapidly expanding global network of teachers and students. We are also hugely excited about entering the North American, Qatari and Spanish education communities”.
Jim Alexandre, Chairman of WCL, commented: “We are very excited about joining Nord Anglia Education to create the leading premium education group serving the rapidly expanding international education market. The two organisations are joined by a passion for the learning experience of our students, and they will be important beneficiaries from the remarkable international reach of the combined entity."
WCL set up its first school in Washington DC in 1998 and delivers premium K-12 education through its 11 international schools. In addition, WCL offers leading-edge educational products and services to schools worldwide, including its international curricula which are used by nearly 1,500 schools in some 80 countries.
The combined premium schools organisation will operate 25 schools in 11 countries and be responsible for the education of over 14,500 students.