ISD employs around 150 teaching staff from more than 20 different countries. A significant number of our teachers have qualifications at Masters level or higher. In addition, ISD has a robust professional development programme, which provides for every employee to participate in courses each year to expand their professional expertise.
WHY CHOOSE ISD?
At ISD, we do not expect our students to adapt to a fixed learning environment; we adapt the learning environment to suit each child’s individual needs. We welcome students with different interests, talents, and character traits and we support them to become the very best version of themselves. Flexibility is a hallmark of learning at our school, as we allow students freedom to be curious, and to discover connections between their passions and their talents.
Community life at ISD is particularly special. We provide opportunities for parents to socialise, to volunteer, to explore new passions, and to be active participants in their child’s learning. Whether you are into sport, art and design, music, languages, or simply connecting with friends, there is something for everyone who joins our big international family.
At ISD well-being is part of and leads to lifelong learning.Well-being for Lifelong Learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the competencies of self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
At ISD, we're passionate about outdoor learning, extending learning beyond the classroom walls, offering children an alternative environment free of traditional boundaries, and opening their minds to new ideas and possibilities
ISD is a proud "Positive Discipline Lab Schools" member. These schools are recognized for their intention to broadly implement Positive Discipline. Lab school teachers and staff have received training in Positive Discipline and work closely with a Positive Discipline Certified Trainer or Lead Trainer to support program development.
To be a world citizen is a life-long learning process. At ISD we learn to see each other as individuals rather than as members of groups. Being a world citizen for us means demonstrating the open-mindedness, flexibility, and curiosity which enables us to appreciate not only our many differences, but also our common humanity. We strive to overcome barriers and use our gained understanding to care for each other and to cooperate for the common good.