Why choose SIS?

At SIS we encourage our students to develop their individual potential and we prepare them for the challenges and responsibilities of global citizenship.

We encourage holistic student development and provide the best educational standards and principles within academically, socially and personally stimulating and safe environments where we foster a love of learning.

Since the start in 1951, over 70 years ago, we have worked tirelessly to help students and their families to settle into a new environment and to offer world-class education through our international curriculum. 

We strive for continuous learning and improvement and are particularly proud of a number of things we believe are key to student success.

  • 7:1 students to faculty 
  • 4:1 students to all staff 
  • c800 students representing c60 nationalities
  • 195 staff representing 35 nationalities
  • 93% of parents/guardians would recommend SIS
  • IB results above world average

Data from November 2022

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Teaching excellence

Our academic programme is high quality and well established. In the Primary School we are currently transitioning from the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme (IB MYP and IB DP) are already taught, meaning that we will soon embrace an IB continuum throughout the School. From Early Years to grade 12, our students are challenged and encouraged by our expert and committed teaching staff.

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A safe and supportive environment

We provide a safe environment in which students can thrive. Not only is our physical space secure, but we have created a culture where individual needs are met and where learning can happen. We know it can be challenging to change schools and move countries, so student wellbeing is a priority. We have an extensive Learning Support and English as an Additional Language teaching team catering to the needs of our diverse and multilingual student body. No one is left behind.

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Technology and Innovation

Our dedicated Educational Technology team supports teachers and students to successfully integrate technology into the curriculum. Our students are encouraged to be curious yet responsible and prepared for a digital environment. Our Learning Commons stimulates a thirst for knowledge and critical thinking in our students, and Makerspace resources inspire creative thinking and practical experimentation.

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Supporting the whole family

We are a friendly and social community which welcomes the whole family. We recognise that making an international move impacts parents and students alike, and we encourage a supportive and welcoming spirit that helps students make friends, and supports parents and guardians as they adjust to a new city. We celebrate our diversity while ensuring students feel like they belong. There is no pressure to be the same. We learn from each other. Connections forged at SIS continue beyond the time spent here through our global community of alumni and friends.