ISP has students from "PK3" (Pre-Kindergarten, 3-year olds) to 12th Grade (generally between 17 and 19 year olds).
Admission to ISP is based on the potential of the applicant to benefit from the educational services available, the capacity of the School to meet the educational needs of the applicant, and the desire for balance and diversity of classes.
In addition to an "English as an Additional Language" program, the School offers a Learning Support program that allows us to accommodate students with mild learning disabilities.
ISP divides its Elementary School into two sections - the "ECC" (Early Childhood Center - Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade) and "UES" (Upper Elementary School - 3rd through 5th grades).
We help our students to develop a sense of themselves as lifelong learners and problem solvers. To do this, our students must acquire skills in reading, writing, math and critical thinking. They must also be armed with the ability to become skillful decision-makers and responsible citizens in a global community. The diversity of our many cultures is a strength that we use to make ISP an exceptional educational environment that supports this development.
The Middle School program has been especially designed to meet the needs, talents and interests of the young adolescent. At ISP we believe that the middle school years can be the most productive and exciting of all, despite the stresses of physical change and the uncertainties of identity-formation associated with the age group. Thus, we try to capitalize on the energy, enthusiasm and natural curiosity of emerging adolescents while, at the same time, providing the guidance and structure they need to deepen their knowledge and understanding and to enable them to take increasing responsibility for their own learning.
The Upper School is designed to prepare students for post-secondary education in colleges and universities throughout the world. Students earn the ISP diploma by acquiring the requisite number of credits in various curriculum areas, described in our Program of Studies, and may also opt to pursue the International Baccalaureate diploma. A full host of academic and elective courses offer students a most challenging program while also allowing them opportunities to stretch themselves by exploring interests in a variety of special areas.