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ISS provides school startup and management services focused on establishing schools which reflect the highest international standards of excellence in education. Every aspect of our school development services – curriculum, facilities, staffing, admissions, marketing, and leadership – is centered on improving the quality of student learning. ISS is committed to working with clients to achieve a successful and sustainable school model whether the school is large or small, profit or nonprofit, or serving expatriate or host country students. In every case, we seek solutions that fit the culture and needs of the host community.

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Ambatovy International School

Toamasina, Madagascar
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Founded in 2011 as an ISS-managed school, Ambatovy International School (AIS) is located in a rural area on the east coast of Madagascar, where it serves children of the sponsoring Ambatovy mining enterprise composed of three companies (Canadian, Japanese, and Korean). AIS capitalizes on the multi-cultural as well as the intimate nature of its learning community and, within a supportive and inspiring environment, empowers every student to maximize his or her potential to successfully contribute to the global society. AIS provides Pre-K to Grade 12 students a rich multicultural learning environment. The school’s supportive and inspiring community empowers students to maximize their potential for success. Despite its modest enrollment, AIS provides a remarkably rich academic program supplemented by extracurricular activities.

American English Academy (AEA)

Sofia, Bulgaria
International / Middle States Association
AEA was founded in 1992 to serve the international community in Sofia. Originally a school following a religious curriculum, it now provides a US common core and Advanced Placement program. The school serves a population from over 30 nationalities along with a significant number of host country nationals. AEA is unique in offering a dual-strand program offering both US and Bulgarian curricula, and seeks to prepare students for post-secondary education both within Bulgaria and internationally. It is located on a new, purpose-build campus between Sofia and the mountains. The school is characterized for its caring and supportive community, and the academic success of its students. While not a new school, it is now an ISS managed school undergoing a significant, yet exciting transition.

Cayman International School

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Cayman International School (CIS) was purchased by  ISS in 2002 and the name of the school changed to Cayman International School in 2003. CIS serves Nursery to Grade 12 students from more than 30 nationalities. Cayman International School students achieve academic and personal excellence and prepare for higher education within an international environment that inspires learning, character and service. The thirteen-acre campus, including swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts, first-rate athletic field, arts venues and state of the art technology, is the finest in the Caribbean. Students in the CIS community are engaged in an exceptional educational experience that prepares them to be 21st century learners, encourages creativity, promotes problem-solving, inspires innovation and instills integrity. CIS is an IB World School, inspiring students to be active contributing members in a global society and advocates for positive social change.

Dalian American International School

Dalian, Liaoning, China
Council of International Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the National Center for School Curriculum and Textbook Development (China Government)
Since its founding in 2006, Dalian American International School (DAIS) has grown to include students from over 25 nationalities. DAIS provides challenging, collaborative and responsive experiences that engage learners in developing intellect and character. At DAIS, every learner achieves personal excellence and contributes to the global community. All students are afforded the very best in academic and co-curricular programming in a resource rich learning environment. These ingredients ensure that DAIS provides challenging, collaborative, and responsive experiences for all learners—students and teachers alike. In 2010, DAIS launched an exciting new high school division, the Huamei Academy, which serves Chinese national students on the same campus in a boarding environment.

Dostyk American International School

Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Dostyk American International School (DAIS) is a small but vibrant Pre-K to Grade 8 school in western Kazakhstan, serving Chevron families seconded to Tengizchevroil in Atyrau, Kazakhstan. With a small student-to-teacher ratio and in partnership with parents, the school motivates and inspires students to become well rounded, lifelong learners and positive contributors to a global society. DAIS provides an enriched American curriculum with a global perspective. The school’s teachers are creative and flexible professionals who work hard to provide an enriched learning environment, where technology is leveraged to enhance student learning and develop problem solving skills. The school facility is modern, resource-filled, and technologically advanced.

Independent Schools Riau

Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia
Western Association of Schools and Colleges 
Independent Schools Riau (ISR) is located in the province of Riau in Sumatra, Indonesia. ISR is a coeducational day school sponsored by Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI). Founded in 1953, ISR is one of the oldest ISS-managed schools. ISR is a diverse community formed by a partnership of students, educators and community members. We empower every student with knowledge, skills and values to adapt and succeed academically, socially and emotionally. ISR inspires, prepares, and challenges our students to live meaningful lives and to make a positive difference as leaders and global citizens. ISR is bustling school community where students, parents, and teachers live, learn, and play together. Living in close proximity, teachers and parents partner to empower students to live meaningful lives and to make a positive difference in tomorrow’s world.

International School of Aruba

Oranjestad, Aruba
ISA is the only school in Aruba to be accredited by both the AdvancEd external review organization, and the Dutch Department of Education.
Founded in 1929, and purchased by ISS in 2004, the International School of Aruba (ISA) has a rich history on this unique and beautiful Caribbean island. ISA hosts students from 35 countries in preschool through Grade 12. ISA’s mission is to motivate and prepare students to achieve their academic and personal best within a U.S. accredited, English language, college/university preparatory program that embraces diversity while encouraging leadership, character, and community service. An American standards-based curriculum enables a whole child approach through a balance of academics, arts and athletics embedded in 21st century learning practices. The school’s new purpose-built campus has enabled a recent expansion of programs generating considerable enthusiasm among the local community and staff. The 2013 AdvancEd accreditation visit commended ISA both for developing self-directed independent learners and for the supportive and respectful school environment.

International School of Beihai

Beihai City, Guangxi, China
The International School of Beihai (ISB) is a co-educational, non-sectarian early childhood through Grade 10 school, established through a joint partnership of multinational Stora Enso and International Schools Services. It provides a quality, college preparatory educational program through an international curriculum employing highly effective teaching strategies. ISB endeavors to provide each student the opportunity to achieve his or her personal best within an international educational environment that encourages and inspires leadership, character and community service while embracing cultural diversity. ISB teachers guide inquiry-based, student-driven learning, and nurture our students to achieve their personal best. The ISB curriculum, modeled on the Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate, supports students’ successful transition to other international schools or back to their home country. ISB inspires its students to explore and embrace their international experience as they develop academic skills and a global perspective.

International School of Dongguan

Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the National Center for School Curriculum and Textbook Development (China Government)
The International School of Dongguan (ISD) is one of the most recently developed schools managed by ISS. Located in Southern China in an urban setting, ISD serves pre-K through Grade 12 students. The mission of the ISD is to provide a comprehensive and challenging academic program, and to enable students to continue their learning with the knowledge, abilities, and understanding gained from their experience living abroad. The school provides a collaborative professional environment for pioneering educators who are passionate about creating an innovative 21st century program. ISD has established a strong supportive culture of learners and distributed leaders who strive for excellence by applying a continual improvement model. ISD is authorized to deliver the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) for students in Grades 11 and 12.

Nansha College Preparatory Academy

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Founded in 2012, Nansha College Preparatory Academy (NCPA) is the first comprehensive US-style secondary boarding school for Chinese nationals in Southern China. The school is a joint venture of ISS-ULink. NCPA is a learning community that empowers students to achieve academic and social excellence. NCPA offers a college preparatory program that supports students in becoming independent and collaborative learners through active observation, research, negotiation, evaluation and planning. NCPA believes success is defined by strong character based on self-discipline, responsibility, integrity and respect for differences. It combines the best elements of Chinese and Western education with the most innovative education practices of the 21st Century. NCPA has adopted the US Common Core curriculum as well as the Advanced Placement courses of College Board. The centerpiece of school’s curriculum is its unique English immersion program that follows the ISS World Language Initiative (WLI).

NCIC-Immersion School

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
The school is a joint venture of ISS-ULink. NCIC-Immersion provides a holistic education that balances social, emotional, academic and physical success through a challenging and progressive learner-centered program. We seek to nurture our learners to become skilled negotiators, collaborators, inquirers, and complex thinkers in a changing world. Located in Shenzhen, China, the NCIC-Immersion School is providing a Kindergarten to Grade 2 lower elementary program in its founding year. Additional grade levels will be added in subsequent years through Grade 8. NCIC-Immersion will use a standard-based curriculum, adopting the Common Core States Standards for its framework. The school promotes a dual language immersion model based on current language research and is committed to action research as part of the ISS World Language Initiative for English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Riffa Views International School

Riffa, Bahrain
Council of International Schools (CIS) and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)
Founded in 2005, the intention behind Riffa Views International School (RVIS) has always been to ensure that Bahrain’s time honored values and traditions are blended with the best curricular practices from around the world. RVIS is a non-profit, college preparatory school committed to implementing the best educational practices from around the world, while being sensitive to local cultural values. Every student at RVIS learns the Arabic language in a manner appropriate to their heritage and background. The RVIS college preparatory program actively engages every student in academics, athletics and the fine arts. The latest in educational technology is at the fingertips of all students, at all times, in all classrooms. Riffa Views International School prides itself on being authorized by the IB organization to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

Shekou International School

Shekou-Shenzhen, China
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the IB World Organization, and the National Center for School Curriculum and Textbook Development (Chinese Government)
Through its association with ISS over the past two decades, Shekou International School (SIS) has grown from a small school to a true ‘ISS School of the Future’! SIS provides a rigorous education in a caring community and inspires its students to become principled, innovative contributors in a transforming world. Key features of SIS programs are a focus on standards-based learning and reporting, cutting edge eLearning, literacy (employing the Columbia Teacher’s College model), and strong learning experiences for EAL students. The Early Childhood Learning Center, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and the Section Française programs contribute to the school’s reputation as a leader in international education. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities, delivered by a world-class faculty, ensures maximum learning for students.

Thai Sikh International School

Bangkok, Thailand
Council of International Schools (CIS)
Thai Sikh International School was founded in 1985 by the Thai Sikh Foundation, a registered body under the Royal Thai Government . It is a charitable and non-profit making institution. Thai Sikh International School has a campus of 13 acres in Bangkok city. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). This non-profit organization is located in two locations. The elementary school is located in the heart of the city while the middle and high school campus is at eastern edge of Bangkok city on the Bangna campus. The Middle School, High School and Advanced Level Programmes are structured on the strong International Foundations of the Cambridge Syllabus; and these are further enriched by the unique Total Student Development Programme (TSDP) and Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) which transform our students into world class citizens. In order to facilitate the education and total development of the student, TSIS offers extensive sports and recreational facilities.

Yangon International School

Yangon, Myanmar
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Established in 2004, Yangon International School (YIS) is an ISS-managed college preparatory school serving grades PreK-12. The school seeks to foster the development of the whole child as a participating global citizen and lifelong learner: one who is academically well prepared, socially responsible, culturally sensitive, and personally fulfilled. YIS promotes a well-rounded educational program of academics, activities, and athletics. The YIS school program is based on academic excellence, social responsibility, cultural sensitivity, and personal fulfillment. YIS offers a US standards-based curriculum with Advanced Placement courses available at the high school level. In addition, the school offers a program in local Myanmar culture and language and encourages members of the community to share national customs and traditions from around the world. 


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