“The school motivates the children and provides a safe and highly positive environment for learning and the development of the children. Going to school and learning is fun!” ISS Family Survey 2015
Welcome to the ISS website!
We hope you learn here something of who we are and what we do. With two campuses in the Stuttgart region ISS is an exciting and special place and our website aims to provide you with the information that you need, whether you are New to ISS, a current member of the ISS Community or parent and student ISS Alumni.
Education is about the child. It’s simple really, but too often, when looking at a school, educational jargon can clutter the ultimate mission - at least from the perspective of a parent. And yet this same jargon speaks to the depth of professionalism inherent in any good school. For, like the medical profession, teaching is a job of passion, of people and, most of all, of continual learning. This means searching for what is best in the profession, keeping abreast of mind-brain science, mother-tongue proficiency, technological innovation, literacy and numeracy pedagogy or curricular developments and continual subject or pastoral education.
In short, a good school inspires its teachers to do what every good student should do; learn and learn how to keep doing it for the rest of their lives.
But what it really comes down to is our commitment to the kids. Like any good family we challenge them, we encourage them, we argue with them, we support them, we educate them through their struggles and we celebrate in their triumphs. We work with parents and we share and collaborate our talents and ideas throughout all constituencies in the school. Feel free to visit my blog to see my thoughts on how best we can achieve all of this.
I encourage you and your child, as visitors to our site, to look within and discover the details of how we do all that we do. I encourage you to learn about our community. Browse through our online Viewbook and enjoy our video clips to experience a day in the life of our campuses, take time to explore the two campuses to decide which best meets the needs of your child and consult our Strategic Plan to see how we view the future development of our school.
To those of you already in our community and to our alumni, visiting this site to connect with a teacher or friend, to check the calendar, to get the latest news, or to learn about the next stage of your child’s education here at ISS, I simply say, welcome home.
Timothy Kelley, Director