Our open-minded, thriving and positive cultural diversity is an enormous strength. Because we have students and teachers from over 60 nationalities, language is key to our students developing confidence, a strong sense of empathy for others and openness to multiple points of view.
English is the language of communication at SIS, but the majority of our students speak a different language at home. We therefore offer a complete programme of academic instruction to support English language skills across all levels. The program’s purpose is to not only to ensure that our students become proficient in English and achieve academic success, but also to increase confidence and deepen their enjoyment of the social and extra-curricular life of SIS.
Parents are strongly encouraged to maintain and develop their child’s home language as this provides a strong foundation for English language learning and is fundamental to a student’s emotional well-being.