The Curriculum

Students range in age from 3-19 years. The school offers an international curriculum drawing upon best practices from the UK, USA, Australia and the host country with all instruction in English except for foreign language classes. Specialist teachers provide instruction in Music, Physical Education, Art, Drama, Computer Sciences and Languages. An ESAC (English Support Across the Curriculum) programme is offered for those students who need assistance with English.



IPC - Early Learning 1-3 through Grade 5

Within the ISB Elementary Section the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is offered. This is a widely recognized course of study that has clear academic benchmarks that set standards for basic skills on which to build an upper level education.



IMYC - Grades 6 through 8

All students pursue a broad based academic programme guided by the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC). Additionally, three languages are offered, Spanish, French and German. Students bringing other mother languages can often be accommodated within the tradition of an International School. We have been able to support Farsi, Chinese and Russian. Those students with weak English are supported in additional classes.


IGCSE - Grades 9 and 10

Students participate in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme with a culminating examination in May of Grade 10. Completion and success is not a prerequisite to enter into the IB Diploma but is used as an indicator of achievement and future success.


IB - Grades 11 and 12

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) is a two year pre-university course designed to facilitate the mobility of students and promote international understanding. The comprehensive course of study for the IB Diploma is designed to provide students with a balanced education. All students are assessed externally, by the IBO, and if successful are awarded the International Baccalaureate Diploma.


IB Graduation Requirements

It is expected that students graduating from ISB will have successfully completed the IB Diploma Programme. In addition to an IB Diploma, or Programme Completion Statement, a student will be awarded with an ISB Graduating Diploma at one of 3 tiers depending on their final grades in Grade 12.


Tertiary Education

Graduates from ISB have moved on to various tertiary centres of education. These include:



  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Greenwich University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Imperial College London
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester University
  • Newcastle College
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Royal Holloway University
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Bath
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Westminster



  • Belmont University
  • Connor College
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Miami University
  • Northeastern University
  • Parsons The New School for Design
  • Salisbury University
  • St. John’s New York
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Miami
  • Wake Forest University
  • Wheaton College



  • McGill University Montreal



  • Bremen University
  • Carl Benz Institute of Technology
  • Fachhochschule Münster
  • Frankfurt University
  • Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen
  • Globe Business School
  • Hamburg University
  • Hochschule Bremerhaven
  • Hochschule Rhein-Waal
  • Jacobs University
  • Macromedia University, Hamburg
  • Munich Business College
  • Oldenburg University
  • Technical University Clausthal
  • TU Munich
  • Universität Hohenheim
  • University Münster



  • Arnhem Art College
  • Groningen University
  • Hanze University of Applied Science, Groningen
  • TU Delft
  • University College Roosevelt
  • University of Maastricht
  • University of Twente


Elsewhere in Europe:

  • Masarykova Univerzita Brno, Czech Republic
  • Paracelsus Medizinische University, Salzburg
  • Sorbonne University, Paris


Elsewhere in the World

  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Tel Aviv University