Elementary School

Primary age children learn through their investigative and creative powers, flourishing as geographers, historians, scientists, readers, writers and mathematicians when curiosity drives their learning.

Our highly qualified and experienced educators leverage this curiosity through thoughtfully designed authentic learning experiences.

Children thrive in our contemporary and spacious classrooms, engaging outdoor learning spaces, and the beautiful nature reserve on our doorstep.

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Matthew Woodward Elementary Principal
Laura Jo Evans
Laura Jo Evans Elementary Co-Principal

Video stories

Grade 1 Writer’s Workshop

Learning to Love and Live with Nature in the Elementary School

Elementary Empowerment, Student Council

Learning program

ISP has an articulated PK-12 curriculum, rooted in inquiry, where learners are involved in posing and investigating questions. Our learning program develops students’ potential that enables them to be successful at ISP, and in their educational and professional pursuits in the future.

Support Areas

Given ISP has students arriving from around the world with varied educational and life experiences, we have several departments to support learners as needed.

“My favorite memory at ISP was in 1st grade when I had my own caterpillar and I watched it turn into a butterfly. We learned about the whole process in the transformation.”

Photo of — Amos, Student
— Amos, Student

“My twelve years at ISP have taught me everything I know and I could wish for. I couldn’t have asked for anything more than an education that empowers me to feel so confident going into the real world.”

Photo of — Rana, Student
— Rana, Student

“Not only are students engaged in profound learning, but they are making a positive contribution to the world around them. In Grade 4, one of our units of inquiry is centered around the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As compassionate changemakers, the students write persuasive essays as speeches to collect donations for a chosen organization.”

Photo of — Janna Gibson, ES Teacher
— Janna Gibson, ES Teacher

“I have two kids at the ISP; one is more artistic the other is more scientific. The way the ISP educates allows them to learn through their interests. If they are inquiring about forest wildlife, for instance, one will spend time observing and drawing, and the other will experiment with the different materials. Both will have meaningful learning in a way that will keep them curious and engaged.”

Photo of — Yuval Ben Itzhak, Parent
— Yuval Ben Itzhak, Parent