ISS International School is the longest established International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum school in Singapore that teaches, nurtures and empowers students of all abilities from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Providing the IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programs allows continuity across grade levels and deepens the students’ understanding of disciplines along the way.
ISS has a big, open heart. Inclusivity is a burning issue in both education and the wider context of the global world we live in. This pioneering school rises to this human challenge with compassion, expertise, and a clear vision for making the world better through world-class education. This is evident in their average IB Diploma scores which are consistently above the worldwide average, with 72% of ISS graduates received a bilingual diploma in 2019.
ISS International School welcomes students of all abilities as their teachers, counselors, learning support staff, and language specialists receive specialized training to meet a spectrum of learning needs. They have an individual student tracking system, personalized lesson plans, and support students in both strengthening their relative weaknesses and realizing their full potential in their particular areas of interest.
But the inclusivity of ISS doesn't stop at creating equal opportunities for personal success through a customized approach. The school instills the very values of inclusivity and intercultural awareness in its students - opening them up to a comprehensive global perspective.
Students are known, seen and heard at ISS. It's a close-knit community with a holistic approach that extends to staff members and the student's family. This generates safety necessary for both academic and emotional growth, but it doesn't stifle individuality - close-knit doesn't mean conformist but collaborative and transparent. Mindfulness activities are advocated as a means for the students to get to know their own inner worlds and develop invaluable personal and interpersonal strategies!
ISS guides students towards uncovering and employing their authenticity. The school's practice is a student-centered, inquiry-based approach enriched and supported, but not confined by traditional subjects. Students hold the ownership of their own learning as they are encouraged to dive deep into areas they care for. In turn, they develop passion, creative and critical thinking skills, and ultimately the confidence to contribute locally or globally in ways that are meaningful and reflect their genuine potential!