International School of Aberdeen
he International School
of Aberdeen (ISA) was founded in 1972 and specialises in offering
an internationally recognised, co-educational, pre-kindergarten
through secondary school education for students of all nationalities.
ISA's programme of studies has been developed to meet the needs
of its North American and international student body by utilising
the best examples of US and international curricular models. Both
CIS and MSA accredit ISA.
The recipient of Aberdeen Civic Society Awards for Architectural
Excellence and Preservation of the Natural Environment, ISA's ten-acre
Royal Deeside campus features ISDN internet computer connections
in every classroom, two computer centres, a fully networked library/media
centre, three science laboratories, modern language laboratories
(French and Spanish instruction begins in Pre-Kindergarten), vocal
and instrumental music facilities, a full-sized US-style gymnasium,
an artificial turf play area, and a large all-purpose playing field.
The International School of Aberdeen is organised into four sections:
Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3-5), Elementary School (Kindergarten-Grade
5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), and High School (Grades 9-12). The
High School offers the US diploma and is the only school in Scotland
to offer the full International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
ISA is an approved regional testing centre, and administers the
IOWA, PSAT, SAT and ACT examinations.
In addition to the rigorous pursuit of academics, student participation
in co- and extra-curricular activities is viewed as essential to
the full educational experience. National and international field
trips and a full range of athletics are offered, as well as a number
of clubs and activities that include computers, art, music, drama,
MUN and Habitat.
All teaching staff at the International School of Aberdeen are university
certified and more than half hold advanced degrees. Over 30 nationalities
are represented in the total enrolment, the highest percentage being
North American. All ISA graduates are prepared to enter colleges
and universities, and over 90% elect to do so.
Intensive English Language instruction (EAL) is available for non-native
speakers as well as limited specialist assistance for children with
mild learning disabilities. Admission will be determined by the
school, according to its ability to provide a suitable programme
for the child.