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Head of School’s Welcome Message

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Welcome to our

Learning community!

At ISB, we believe that education lays the foundations for life and should be a hugely positive, rich experience for all children. Our school offers a broad and balanced curriculum, a happy, safe and supportive atmosphere, with a strong commitment to helping all children succeed whatever their background or abilities. We strive to enable our learners to develop socially and emotionally so that they take pride in their learning and want to do well. We believe in offering a curriculum that is purposeful, relevant, challenging and engaging.

ISB is a not-for-profit, English-medium, International School. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and are authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP). 

Simon McCloskey

Head of School

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Through a range of teaching strategies in the classroom all learners are motivated to achieve high academic standards. Learning environments are structured to develop problem solving abilities and a range of transferable skills. The use of technology is an integral part of classroom practice, allowing all learners to meet the demands of today’s digitally driven society.

While academic excellence is an important goal, we also value the development of the child as a whole. Social skills, self-management skills and the raising of self-esteem are fundamental to good classroom practice. We know that people learn best when they are happy, valued and feel respected as individuals. We encourage all children to take an active part in an inquiry based learning process, to set goals, to be independent learners and to self-evaluate their progress.

Our impressive, state-of-the-art, purpose-built campus includes a floodlit sports field, gymnasium, outdoor fitness centre, tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, libraries and a cafeteria. We have a school population of 340 students between the ages of 3 and 18 who come from over 30 different countries spanning the globe. Our carefully selected team of talented teachers provide a school experience that is designed to bring out the very best in the children that we teach. 

Our families describe ISB as a caring, warm and welcoming community where every child is valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to thrive. I invite you to come and discover for yourself the rich and exciting educational opportunities we provide for all learners. We are proud of our school and are always happy to welcome visitors.

I hope that this website gives you the information that you need to understand how our school works. Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any additional information.

With best wishes,




Simon McCloskey
Head of School

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