Since 1959, Academia Cotopaxi has established itself as a leading educational institution, introducing innovative and pedagogically sound practices to its community and to Ecuador.
As our mission states, “We are an English language-based international learning community that values diversity, embraces a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence, and inspires empathetic and ethical student leaders.”
The American Community School of Abu Dhabi is a co-educational day school governed by an elected board of parents and affiliated with the Office of Overseas Schools, United States Department of State. Located on a site donated by the late H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the school serves the American community as well as qualified students of other nationalities within the Abu Dhabi community. Established in 1972, the school expanded from a pre-kindergarten through 9th grade program to a full college preparatory high school, phasing in an additional grade each year from 1990-1993. ACS graduated its first class of twelve seniors in May 1993. The current student enrollment at ACS is just over 1,000 students.
All high school students are enrolled in a rigorous American college preparatory curriculum in which English is the language of instruction. ACS Abu Dhabi is proud to be a relatively new IB Diploma School and the sixth cohort of 28 students graduated in June 2013. We currently have 34 seniors and 41 juniors enrolled in the full IB diploma program. Students enrolled in the IB program are expected to fulfill ACS graduation requirements as well as those requirements of the IB diploma. In addition to our many IB course offerings, students may choose to take limited AP courses online through the Virtual High School program.
Courses are offered that enable Muslim students to pass UAE graduation requirements. ACS also offers a comprehensive co-curricular activities program. A significant majority of ACS students participate in a multitude of our quality athletic, fine arts, and academic teams and organizations.
The American Community School of Amman, Jordan, is a U.S. accredited, independent, non-profit, Pre-K through grade 12 school that offers a rigorous U.S. curriculum with an international and regional focus to a diverse, multi-cultural population distinguished by a supportive and cohesive community.
ACS Amman inspires individuals to become self-motivated learners and active citizens who demonstrate respect, act with integrity, and seek intellectualgrowth in a culture of high expectations.
The American Embassy School serves students from the United States and other nations. It provides a quality American education that enables students to be inspired learners and responsible global citizens through the collaboration of a dedicated faculty and a supportive community.
We strive to provoke, document and communicate student thinking and learning through the balanced, authentic and intentional integration of technology at all grade levels and in all subject areas. To meet these goals we have 1:1 programs in grades 1-8 using iPads and grades 9-12 using MacBook Airs.
AISB offers an international curriculum, based upon the best practices of American pedagogy from Pre-K3 through grade 12 and offers the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at the High School level. Our curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, creativity and inquiry-based learning. We are a dynamic, nurturing community that believes in the importance of developing the whole child and strives for academic excellence. Our restricted class sizes, dedicated faculty and unparalleled student support programs enable us to see that each child’s individual needs are met.
Our student body is currently comprised of 850 students representing more than 55 different nationalities. We are committed to preserving this international character to foster and maintain a positive learning environment for developing engaged, lifelong learners and globally responsible citizens of tomorrow.
Together we inspire a love of learning, empowering all students with the courage, confidence, creativity and compassion to make their unique contribution in a diverse and dynamic world.
The American International School – Chennai (AISC) was established in 1995 through a bilateral agreement between the Governments of the United States of America and India. AISC is an international learning community with English as the language of instruction.
We seek to emphasize the development of students’ creativity, critical thinking, and collaborative skills. We embrace the notion that each student learns differently and we strive to engage the wide range of learning styles that pass through our gates and fill our classrooms every day.
Avenues: The World School opened its first campus in New York in fall 2012. Serving children ages three to 18, Avenues New York will be part of a system of schools—one school with campuses in 20 or more cities around the globe — that emphasizes a commitment to prepare students for citizenship in a world increasingly made smaller through transportation and technology.
Empowered by technology, Avenues students learn in an internationally collaborative environment that reflects the world in which they will live and work. With an emphasis on intensive language acquisition, starting at age three with immersion in either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish, students will graduate with advanced proficiency in a second language; have the opportunity to study at several campuses around the world; and experience a 15-year global studies curriculum created by leading university scholars.
Avenues: The World School is recognized by Apple as a distinguished school for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.
The American School of Bombay (ASB) was founded as an independent, coeducational day school in 1981. The school offers an educational program from early childhood through grade 12 for approximately 750 students representing over 50 nationalities. ASB serves the international and expatriate community of Mumbai and is recognized with full accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.
While focusing on the development of the whole child, the school offers a college preparatory curriculum that awards graduates an American high school diploma and/or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The school’s curriculum is enhanced with a widely-recognized 1-to-1 program for all students in grades 1 through 12 which has been focusing on technological fluency from the earliest years since 2001.
The American School of Dubai is a college-preparatory, Pre-K through Grade 12, independent not for profit American community school, offering what is best about American education to provide learning experiences designed to promote the maximum potential of its students. Founded in 1966, ASD's current student enrollment is nearly 1,800 with a 10:1 student-faculty ratio and is represented by over 50 nationalities.
The mission of the American School of Dubai is to challenge and inspire each student to achieve their dreams and to become a passionate learner prepared to adapt and contribute in a rapidly changing world.
British School Jakarta (BSJ) is an accredited international school with British heritage, located in Indonesia’s capital city. Around 1,400 boys and girls aged three to 18 attend the School, which recently achieved Apple Distinguished School status for its sophisticated use of technology to enhance learning.
BSJ’s offering for children aged three to five complies with England’s statutory framework for the early years foundation stage. Years One to Six teaches a blend of the National Curriculum in England and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Students aged 11 to 14 follow a programme based on the National Curriculum in England, adapted to an international context. The curriculum in Years Ten and 11 is a two-year course of study culminating in external IGCSE examinations. Students in Years 12 and 13 study for the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.
BSJ helps its students to thrive in our technology-rich world by emulating it in the learning environment. All of the 130 teachers are equipped with an iPad and MacBook, all Primary students have one-to-one access to iPads, and all Secondary students use a MacBook. The School employs dedicated Learning Technology Coaches to deliver robust development programmes and offer support, resources and activities to the entire School community.
Students from BSJ go on to attend some of the most selective universities in the world, with the majority opting to study in the United Kingdom and United States of America.
Since it opened in 1997, Cary Academy has created a true learning community that reflects the school's mission of discovery, innovation, collaboration and excellence. A vibrant independent, college-preparatory day school for students in grades 6-12, the school maintains a technology-rich curriculum grounded in the sciences and humanities. Small classes, a 1:1 laptop environment and dedicated employees create a secure and nurturing student-centered learning environment.
Frankfurt International School (FIS) was established in 1961 as a private, non-profit association to serve the international community by offering education of an excellent quality with English as the principal language of instruction. FIS is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
As one of the oldest and largest of Europe’s international schools, FIS is known for its high academic standards and expansive campus facilities. The school offers a rich extra-curricular program, and computing and instructional technology are also an integral part of the school. The facilities at all campuses are excellent and provide outstanding resources for learning.
As the only pre-K through 12 international school in Northern California, French American International School offers a unique experience: a bilingual immersion program pre-K through 8th grade, culminating in either the International Baccalaureate or French Baccalaureate program in our International High School; world-class faculty representing 27 nationalities, almost all of whom have advanced degrees and international teaching experience; one of the most extensive international travel and exchange programs anywhere; and an eclectic, inclusive community located in the cultural center of San Francisco.
Every day, we challenge our students to think critically and creatively, act independently and responsibly, question the apparent, and communicate across cultural boundaries. We bring the world into our classrooms even as we send students around the globe.
Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world. We are a private, non-profit, coeducational, day school serving students from Pre-K (3 year-olds) through Grade 12. Founded in 1920, we are proud to be the oldest international school in South America.
We serve students from the international business community in São Paulo, Brazil,the commercial hub of the South. Graded School is fully accredited by AdvancED and in Brazil by the Ministry of Education. Much of the educational program and curriculum is American-based, but the school also firmly embraces the International Baccalaureate Diploma program in grades 11-12. Total school enrollment is 1230, with a faculty of 140. We have been teaching and learning in a 1:1 environment since 2009 in our middle school program and have recently grown our program to include our full high school in 2012.
The Institut International de Lancy is a non-pro t international school. 1500 students aged 3-19 attend the school. IIL offers challenging and inspiring programmes with a strong emphasis on languages aiming for a bilingual outcome for all pupils, whether they are enrolled in the English-International, French or Bilingual section. Regular activities are held to promote cultural exchange between all sections and a united school spirit. IIL students take part in humanitarian and environmental projects as well as participating in a great variety of sporting events at a local, national and international level. IIL belongs to the international network of schools of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Lyon, and welcomes students from a wide variety of cultural and religious backgrounds that represent around 90 nations.
Promoting the 21st Century Skills
IIL seeks to identify and above all, to encourage strategies likely to bring added value to the activities of the students, by transforming teaching and learning strategies through the use of new technologies. In September 2011, IIL became the rst 1-to-1 iPad school in Switzerland, incorporating digital tablets into the daily schedule creating an accessible and individualized learning environment and helping children reach their full potential. IIL gives Secondary students the opportunity to prepare for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award which allows the development of character education skills.
First Apple Distinguished School in Switzerland
Amongst the most innovative schools in the world, IIL has been given the ADS label for its educational excellence and pioneer approach in the use of technology in education, creating environments in which students are excited about learning, curiosity is fostered, and learning is a personal experience for every student no matter the age. In recognition of their unique contributions to the technology in education, six IIL teachers have been awarded the status of Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE). As members of the global community of education professionals, they add to the development of teaching and learning practices at IIL through the exchange of experience and insight. IIL gives Secondary students the opportunity to prepare for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award which allows the development of character education skills. Technology further enhances communication between students, teachers and parents.
In 1979, Janet Galli, an entrepreneurial American, founded International School Basel (ISB) with 15 students. Her vision for the creation of a local international school was the beginning of ISB as we know it today.
ISB is a not-for-profit, co-educational day school. The School provides an international education to the highest recognized academic standards and is committed to promoting learning, cultural awareness and international understanding as well as developing respect and appreciation for people of all nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds.
Since its inception, ISB has received welcomed support from the local Swiss community and the growing industries within the region. The School continues to expand as the local industries’ demand for international talent brings additional families from across the globe to the Basel region. The School benefits from - and at the same time provides - an invaluable service for the global community which calls Basel home.
International School Manila is an independent, international school whose structure, traditions and style emanate from the United States and whose curriculum and methodology reflect the best in worldwide educational research and practice. Our school is diverse and dynamic, and our students have the highest aspirations for their education and future lives. Our mission is to build a vibrant learning community in which all strive to:
Advance the value of learning, growth and self-awareness as life-long endeavors.
Nurture creativity and originality as precursors for critical and reflective thought and action.
Succeed collectively as well as individually, achieving our personal best in all aspects of school life.
Maintain a healthy balance in the time devoted to work, rest and recreation.
Involve our community in sustaining and safeguarding our environment.
Interact through honest, respectful and open communication.
Acknowledge and celebrate our differences and encourage empathy, compassion, understanding and respect for human dignity.
Live our lives positively, joyfully and ethically.
Knox Grammar School is an independent day and boarding school for boys located in Sydney, Australia.
Knox is a global school providing positive learning opportunities for approximately 600 Prep boys and 1,500 Senior School students, including 160 boarders. Knox Grammar was opened by the Presbyterian Church in 1924 in the tradition of John Knox, the 16th century Scottish reformer, who planned a network of schools in every church parish. Since then Knox has grown to become one of Australia’s leading Uniting Church boys’ schools.
The School accepts dayboys and boarders from a wide range of backgrounds from around Australia and overseas, offering every boy diverse opportunities to find and develop his talents.
Situated on a 315-acre lakefront campus two hours northeast of Toronto, Ontario, Lakefield College School is a co-educational boarding and day school (Grades 9 - 12). The LCS community prides itself on its reputation for innovation, rigorous academics, challenging athletics, and inspiring co-curricular opportunities led by teachers who believe in the value and potential of each student.
The school strives to inspire in its students a life-long passion for learning and service to others, while adding a level of challenge that will prepare them for university and to become contributing members of a global society.
Academic rigour is important, as is learning through relationships—a unique approach that, as a small boarding and day school (365 students), LCS can offer like no other. Teachers and staff are committed to ensuring a supportive environment that encourages students to build personal resiliency and resourcefulness, qualities that will help them to attain academic excellence and the skills necessary for learning and meaningful employment in the 21st Century.
Lakefield College School is a member of Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), Conference of Independent Schools Ontario (CIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and Round Square.
NISP is a privately owned international school in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The student body consists of expats from a large number of countries, members of government departments such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and private fee paying Malaysians; the school roll is expected to grow to more than 900 over the next few years. NISP follows a British flavoured international curriculum, which includes IPC, IGCSE and IB Diploma. A recently established Boarding House is adding to the diversity of our student population. The school is an inclusive environment and has a focus on personalisation of learning. ICT is fully integrated at all levels in the school; younger children are using iPads, the primary school has access to laptops in trolleys and learners from Year 5 – 13 have their own MacBook Pro laptops which are used across the curriculum.
At Nexus International School we believe in treating everyone as gifted and talented individuals and to foster those talents and gifts through careful mentorship and guidance that is based on respect for all. We provide an environment that allows for these talents to flourish; one that is innovative, progressive and grounded in trust, compassion and respect.
Qatar Academy (QA) is one of the Middle East’s premier educational institutions; a leading private, non-profit international school established as the first learning organization in Qatar Foundation’s landmark Education City. Founded in 1996, it was the first school in Qatar authorized to offer all three International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes: the Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). Today, Qatar Academy empowers its students to achieve academic excellence in a culturally diverse environment based on the principle that education involves the development of a student’s cognitive, physical, social, moral and affective capabilities.
Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools, Qatar Academy’s academic curriculum set in a conducive learning environment with support and open communication from faculty and parents cultivates the growing tradition of excellence that best exemplifies our school. We are committed to challenge, inspire and prepare our students to be critical thinkers, responsible citizens and impassioned leaders for life.
Founded in 1863, Robert College prepares young men and women with the skills, insights, and determination to function as leaders and contributing citizens in a wide range of social and cultural roles, locally, in Turkey, and globally.
The rigorous academic program allows our highly motivated students to develop creative and critical thinking skills, and to acquire knowledge vital for success, while at the same time fostering in them a broad international outlook.
To support 21st Century learning, the RC community is purposefully engaged in ongoing learning supported via integrated technology. Members model citizenship, leadership, critical thinking, creativity, global awareness, communication, and collaboration. This culture empowers learners through a rigorous program enhanced by emerging technologies, and fosters responsible, ethical use of digital resources and tools. The 1:1 program for faculty began in 2004, and the 1:1 BYOD program for students in 2011, grades 9-12.
Singapore American School (SAS) is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college preparatory day school offering an American curriculum from preschool through grade 12. Established in 1956, SAS primarily serves the American and international diplomatic and business communities. Today it is the largest single-campus international school in the world with more than 3,900 students from more than 55 nations. Approximately 70% of students hold US passports. SAS is affiliated with the Office of Overseas Schools through the U.S. Department of State, and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The campus includes four distinct divisions: Primary School (preschool through grade two), Intermediate School (grades three through five), Middle School (grades six through eight) and High School (grades nine through twelve). A separate and purpose-built Early Childhood Center (ECC) provides a special learning environment for preschool and prekindergarten (three- and four-year-old) students.
SAS is committed to academic excellence as well as to the emotional, physical, and social well-being of all students. SAS believes in the value of a comprehensive liberal arts education, and the curriculum is similar to that of U.S. college preparatory schools. The school’s commitment to providing an international perspective is reflected in the curriculum, extensive service opportunities, and extra-curricular activities.
The KAUST School (TKS) serves a thriving, multi-cultural University community on the shores of the Red Sea. As an International Baccalaureate School, authorized in all 3 programs, we provide an exceptional IB education with the goal of all our learners reaching their full potential. The School has an enrollment of approximately 1500 students who come from more than 60 nations in Pre-K through to Grade 12. TKS is purpose built with a design that supports a balanced curriculum. The sophisticated technology infrastructure of the school is wireless and incorporates a broad spectrum of technologies while the maintaining a 1:1 computing environment.
The United Nations International School of Hanoi (UNIS Hanoi) is the first international school established in Vietnam, one of only two United Nations Schools in the world, the original IB World School in Asia, and the only not-for-profit school in Hanoi. Founded in 1988, UNIS Hanoi is a private, English language, coeducational day school which offers a programme from Discovery (age 3) through Grade 12 for its 1060 students, and is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the International Baccalaureate Organisation.
Our truly diverse student community of more than 60 nationalities, with more than 40 mother tongues spoken, learns on our purpose-built 23 acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities, including a one to one tablet programme from Grade 4.
UNIS Hanoi celebrates cultural diversity, harnessing the creativity and innovation that comes from bringing the world together on one campus – Learning to Inspire!
The United Nations International School provides an international education that emphasizes academic excellence within a caring community for kindergarten through twelfth grade students from families of the United Nations, as well as from other families seeking a similar education for their children. The School promotes the appreciation of the diversity of persons and cultures, provides an optimal environment for learning and teaching, and offers a global curriculum that inspires in its students the spirit and ideals of the United Nations Charter.
The United Nations International School provides an environment for optimal learning and teaching in an international setting that fosters understanding, independence, interdependence, and cooperation.
The Vienna International School (VIS) is a culturally-rich and vibrant learning community with over 1400 students representing more than 100 nationalities and 70 languages. The VIS delivers a truly international curriculum through the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), thus making the VIS one of only around 150 IB World Schools.
We aim for our students to be inquiring, inspired and involved lifelong learners in harmony with the ideals set out in the IB Learner Profile and the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Students are empowered by a nurturing and diverse learning community to be successful and responsible, so that they can achieve their potential in a changing world. In a 21st century context, we strive to develop students' sense of responsible citizenship in a digital age as well as mastery over the new tools of learning. Our Department of Digital Learning Integration works with teachers and students to develop ICT dispositions and skills in an integrated way as part of their other curricular subjects. To provide students and teachers with the access to technology needed to further develop these skills and to better support learning across the curriculum, we launched the Connected Learning Programme in 2015. As part of the programme, students in grades K-3 access school-owned iPads while students in grades 4-6 have their own MacBooks. In the following years the laptop component will be expanded up to grade 12.
We are greatly interested in how new technological tools enable transformation of pedagogical approaches and ultimately, what the overall impact on student learning and professional practise is.
Zurich International School is a leading, non-profit day school offering a comprehensive education program for students aged 2 to 18 in the greater Zurich area. Over 1,500 students from more than 55 countries attend one of the school’s five campuses (Early Childhood Center in Kilchberg for students aged 2 to 5; Lower School Wädenswil Campus for students aged 5 to 11; Middle School Kilchberg Campus for students aged 11 to 14; Upper School Adliswil Campus for students aged 14 to 18).
Learn, Care, Challenge, Lead are the cornerstones of Zurich International School's Mission and Philosophy. They define the school’s commitment to education as well as the aspirations it has for its students.
ZIS is the oldest accredited school in Switzerland, having been accredited since 1971. It is jointly accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).