The mission of the International School of Indiana is to excel in providing a multilingual and multicultural education through a distinctive, internationally acclaimed curriculum, preparing our students to contribute successfully to their communities with a fully integrated IB Programme.
ISI's supportive, diverse environment encourages high academic and personal achievement with emphasis on the core values of respect, effort and responsibility. Throughout the school experience, students will learn to:
- Respect themselves, others and the school
- Take responsibility for their own actions on their way to becoming self-sufficient, self-motivated adults
- Put forth their best effort, applying themselves to all that is required in the process of learning
The energy and sense of purpose is evident throughout the Upper School, encompassing Grades 6 through 12. Students learn not by memorization but by discussion, individual and group work, projects, presentations and other extended tasks that require the students to evaluate information critically and to apply their knowledge to complex situations. The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (for which ISI is currently a candidate school for authorization) at ISI offers a strong international emphasis designed to help students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to be active participants in a rapidly changing world.
Science and math are an important focus throughout the Upper School. Science is taught as far as possible through a hands-on practical approach in our laboratories by qualified science specialists. In Grades 8-10 students have up to three separate classes each week in biology, chemistry and physics, taught by specialist teachers.
By the end of Grade 10, ISI students have met the science requirement of the Indiana Core 40 with Academic Honors. The will exceed the State science requirement by 4 credits after completing the required IB Diploma science requirement in the final two years, providing them with an outstanding preparation for science, technology and engineering subjects at college.