Welcome to ISDenver: An international learning community where the passion is real.
Diversity, bilingualism, and a challenging international education are the hallmarks of ISDenver. Our parents purposefully choose both this unique education for their preschool through 8th grade children and also this special environment for themselves in some part, making for a supportive and engaging school for the entire community.
ISD students are immersed not just in a second language, but in an environment where cultural diversity lives and breathes among the faculty, students and parents. With more than 55 nationalities represented across our student body, staff, and faculty, as well as racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic diversity, ISD is truly a microcosm of the world. We teach across the subjects in and through the target languages of French, Spanish, and Mandarin, using curricula from those respective countries. Our bilingual K1-5th grade program culminates in the internationally renowned International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, which reinforces the foundation of global citizenship with its unique focus on service, character development, and global perspectives.
Beyond a unique and well-supported educational model, what sets ISD apart is our amazing community of international professionals, our outstanding students, and our inclusive and engaged parent community. From the application and enrollment process to the daily life throughout our students’ years on campus, we thoughtfully structure outreach and communication to provide support to children and parents through their entire ISDenver journey. While many of our families are from the immediate vicinity and choose ISD as the best regional school for their often monolingual, English-speaking family, we are also home to many national and international, bilingual families who come to Denver for careers, for lifestyle, or purely for the unparalleled academic model.
You belong here. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Director of Admissions
Admissions and Administrative Assistant
ISDenver is an inclusive, globally minded community developing highly motivated and academically successful bilingual learners who are inter-culturally adept and make positive contributions in a complex world. Our community is committed to a shared vision of an exemplary, multi-lingual international school. We welcome families who share our values of diversity, integrity, compassion, responsibility, and perseverance. ISD’s Guiding Principles drive all aspects of our admissions policy including recruitment, assessment, and enrollment of each student. On the rare occasions when the school believes that individuals are behaving in ways that do not correspond to our Guiding Principles, we do reserve the right to refuse admission or suggest withdrawal.
ISD admits students without regard to race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in our Kinder 1 program through 8th grade. We welcome applications to Early Childhood Education (grades K1-K3) from students with any language background. All children must be potty trained by the first day of school. Students applying to Lower School (grades 1-5) must demonstrate grade-level proficiency in the target language (French, Mandarin, or Spanish) to which they apply. ISD welcomes applications to our Middle Years Programme (MYP) from all prospective students with any language background.
ISD is an inclusive school offering a broad, balanced, and rigorous curriculum to students with a wide range of learning differences and individual needs, including those with specific learning difficulties and differences as well as those who are highly achieving or gifted and talented and require challenge and enrichment. At ISD, we embrace students of all cultures and backgrounds, talents and differences. We support all students to help them achieve their full potential and meet their goals in order to become excellent learners and global citizens. We believe all learners deserve to be appropriately challenged and enriched.
This Admissions Policy was approved at the Q1 2016 ISD Board of Directors meeting.