Message from Head of Secondary

The Secondary School at ISD is best described as a progressive and international learning community. Our students come to us with a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds, experiences, individual strengths, passions and goals. Our staff is comprised of professionally qualified and experienced international educators who are determined to provide high quality learning experiences framed within relevant and interesting real-world contexts. Our parents are supportive of the school’s aims and interested in ensuring that their children are able to maximise their achievement to his or her potential. Together, our community values academic study, self-motivation, initiative, community involvement, concern for others and our environments, and international mindedness.

English is the language of instruction, and the learning of Mother tongue and other languages and literature is equally important to us. Students in Grades 6 to 10 (aged 11 to 16 years) study a balanced range of courses framed by the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). The courses build on the natural curiosity and skills of inquiry which are a part of every child as they are equipped to develop an understanding of the world around them. International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme courses are on offer for students in Grades 11 and 12 (aged 16 to 19 years). These are academically challenging, rigorous and internationally recognised pre-university qualifications which afford our students access to colleges and universities throughout the world.

Through our broad and balanced curriculum, students benefit from study of English, first or second languages, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, arts, technology and physical education. A wide variety of co-curricular opportunities exist, giving students a chance to develop their creative skills through the performing arts, their physical skills through competitive and non-competitive sports, and their sense of responsibility and compassion through service to others in the community. ISD’s holistic approach to education aims to develop in students good habits that will sustain their academic, physical, creative and critical thinking skills long after they have graduated from ISD, ensuring that they are lifelong learners who are prepared to lead their communities towards a sustainable future.

Ildiko Murray

Head of Secondary School