Students range in age from 3-19 years. The school offers an international curriculum drawing upon best practices from the UK, USA, Australia and the host country with all instruction in English except for foreign language classes. Specialist teachers provide instruction in Music, Physical Education, Art, Drama, Computer Sciences and Languages. An ESAC (English Support Across the Curriculum) programme is offered for those students who need assistance with English.
Within the ISB Elementary Section the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is offered. This is a widely recognized course of study that has clear academic benchmarks that set standards for basic skills on which to build an upper level education.
All students pursue a broad based academic programme guided by the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC). Additionally, three languages are offered, Spanish, French and German. Students bringing other mother languages can often be accommodated within the tradition of an International School. We have been able to support Farsi, Chinese and Russian. Those students with weak English are supported in additional classes.
Students participate in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme with a culminating examination in May of Grade 10. Completion and success is not a prerequisite to enter into the IB Diploma but is used as an indicator of achievement and future success.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) is a two year pre-university course designed to facilitate the mobility of students and promote international understanding. The comprehensive course of study for the IB Diploma is designed to provide students with a balanced education. All students are assessed externally, by the IBO, and if successful are awarded the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
It is expected that students graduating from ISB will have successfully completed the IB Diploma Programme. In addition to an IB Diploma, or Programme Completion Statement, a student will be awarded with an ISB Graduating Diploma at one of 3 tiers depending on their final grades in Grade 12.
Graduates from ISB have moved on to various tertiary centres of education. These include: