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Mission, Vision, Values & Beliefs


OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES


Mission

Our inclusive, globally minded community develops highly motivated and academically successful bilingual learners. ISD students are inter-culturally adept and make positive contributions in a complex world.


Vision

ISD will be an exemplary, multi-lingual international school in the world-wide community, distinguished by its commitment to:

  • A cohesive Pre-K — 8 community of students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni

  • An outstanding faculty that is continually embracing best pedagogical practices
  • An individualized approach to student learning to ensure that all students are challenged and successful

  • Enhanced knowledge and skills in math, science and technology that prepare students for a changing future

  • Students’ personal development ensuring that they are well rounded individuals exhibiting ISD values and beliefs

  • Internationalism in the curriculum and school culture

Values and Beliefs

DIVERSITY

  • Being different and individual
  • Welcoming and accepting everyone in the ISD community and beyond
  • Learning about and respecting other people’s cultures and beliefs
  • INTEGRITY

  • Doing the right thing
  • Standing up for ourselves and others
  • Being fair and honest in our words and actions
  • COMPASSION

  • Looking out for each other
  • Caring for others
  • Taking action through service learning
  • RESPONSIBILITY

  • Owning our decisions and our mistakes
  • Working hard, managing our time and staying on task
  • The importance of developing our independence
  • PERSEVERANCE

  • Doing our best and staying determined
  • Never giving up
  • Striving continuously as everyone can grow and develop
  • Our faculty are further guided in their teaching by our learning principles.

    2016-2019 Strategic Plan

    ISDenver recently completed a strategic planning process with the overarching goal of transforming into a top-tier international school over the next five years. This included updating the mission, vision, values & beliefs and learning principles of the school. This included input throughout the process from parents, students, faculty, staff and the Board of Directors of ISDenver, through surveys and focus groups conducted by Deb Welch.

    Our Strategic Plan

    News

    Making Transition Easy

    Age and grade transitions within our school- from ECE to Grade 1, Lower School to Upper School, and beginning the MYP programme in Grade 6 - can be tricky for students and families. ISDenver works to make these transitions easier on students and families with a variety of meetings and activities.


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