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Through our Educational Aims, ISK equips students to function in a rapidly changing world. Therefore, the academic program and the co-curricular program work hand in hand for the benefit of all aspects of student learning.
The ISK Academic Curriculum details what all students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 are expected to know and be able to do in all subject areas. It is designed to enable teachers to make connections across subjects, and to develop programming which accommodates a range of student needs. Equally important is the ISK Co-Curricular Program, which provides a structure for experiences that reinforce the curriculum and extend learning through exploration, character building, community engagement, and the pursuit of individual passions.
What is the ISK Curriculum?
The ISK curriculum is built around the idea that students are continuously constructing meaning - whether that be in the classroom, on the sports field, in a creative performance or working in the community. This learning, and ultimately construction of meaning, is at the heart of the school. First we must determine what we believe is important for students to know, do and be. Then we must determine how we will know if we are successful. The ISK curriculum is constructed to provide an exemplary educational opportunity for each student. More detailed information about the ISK curriculum can be found in the divisional sections:
Where Does the ISK Curriculum Come From?
As an international school, with a diverse range of cultures, no single national curriculum fits our needs. We have therefore designed our own, adapting our standards from a number of highly dependable sources, which include:
How Do We Know Our Students Are Successful?
We measure success at ISK by the extent to which our students achieve against our curricular standards and the extent to which we make our Educational AIMS a reality for each student.
There are a number key indicators to ensure that we continue to provide an outstanding educational environment for all our students. The range of indicators we currently use include:
- Internal achievement on course assessments and common assessments
- Comparison of external academic testing results with other international schools
- Accreditation reports from the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and Council of International Schools and Middle States Association (CIS/MSA)
- Lists of higher education colleges and universities across the world to which ISK students are awarded
- Sustained involvement in the five key areas of CCASL (Creative, Culture, Action, Service and Leadership)
- Regular feedback via opinion surveys and collaborative meetings with all stakeholders, including students, parents and alumni