The Upper School at ISB
Grade 10 - Grade 12
The High School (HS) at ISB is the place where learning culminates in the last three years of the students' learning journey. This is a time when learners continue their social and emotional growth and look ahead to their future beyond ISB. More than ever it is a time of personal choice, and the HS offers students the ability to work hard while pursuing their interest both inside and outside of the classroom.
High School is a time where students prepare for life and learning beyond ISB. We provide multiple pathways for success and are proud of our record of successfully supporting all students in their pursuit of their bright futures, including into the world's top universities. ISB High School is a place where students flourish inside and outside of the classroom. Students have autonomy to grow, lead and contribute to the broader community and this is what makes our school such a special place.
LAURA BERNTSON, HEAD OF HIGH SCHOOL
The High School is where students are able to use all of their previous experience to truly own their learning path. With over 120 different courses, the ISB High School offers a wide range of options and allows students to have a great deal of choice and focus areas in their academics. Students in grade 10 continue to hone in on their interests and prepare for their final 2 years at ISB. As students enter the 11th and 12th grade they are able to choose from flexible pathway options, tailoring their experience by adding Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and/or BTEC offerings to meet their current and future goals. All students are encouraged to advocate and speak for themselves, to be independent learners and to pursue their passions.
The High School serves a diverse student body with a wide range of needs, talents, interests and futures. The High School experience is focused on providing a range of pathways towards graduation that students can tailor to their individual needs and learning styles, alongside a strong emphasis on character development and the skills to lead a life well-lived. With 60 plus teachers from all over the world, the High School offers a diverse programme taught by global experts in their fields and offering unique learning paths for all students.
The High School provides support for students' academic and social-emotional growth both in and out of the classroom. We understand that this is an important time as students are making decisions for the future. Through our advisory and counselling programmes, students (and families) are guided and supported as they navigate adolescence, grow their academic understanding, contribute meaningfully to society, and plan for their future.
Each student chooses a unique path after graduation. From continuing their studies at universities around the world - to working in their field of interest with the help of our vast network of alumni - to taking some time off to pursue passions and discovery. Our experienced counsellors provide guidance and support for all students in their journey, regardless of path chosen.
Our goal is to make sure students are successful and challenged, safe and healthy, and are supported throughout their High School years.
At ISB, we strive to support an engaging, meaningful learning culture and provide our students with opportunities to become Independent Learners and International Citizens that contribute positively to society. The HS Personal Learning Program (PL) strives to provide each student with a space to grow both as a valued member of our HS community and as an individual with diverse abilities, passions and ambitions. The programme is designed to provide students with a voice and choice in designing aspects of their learning. As part of this programme, all students engage in creative, active and service learning opportunities that are personal to them and are reflected by satisfying various Learning outcomes.