As a community of learners, the International School of Denver implements a broad, balanced, and rigorous curriculum including languages, science, math, social studies, arts, and physical education.
Our bilingual, immersion-based educational model for pre-K – 5th grade capitalizes on the narrow window in which children are best able to learn an additional language. Our students learn all of their subjects from native speakers; in and through French, Spanish or Chinese; in programs that are accredited by ministries of education in France and Spain and recognized by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), which is affiliated with the China Ministry of Education. Each program utilizes the national curriculums of those countries in alignment with the Colorado state standards. Parents and teachers alike are inspired when watching ISDenver’s students engage across all subjects and disciplines, in all four language domains of listening, speaking, reading and writing in both their target language and English, and at such an early age.
ISDenver 6th – 8th grade students learn through the Interernational Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP), an interdisciplinary, project-based learning program with a focus on global context and impact. Specifically, the IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. While most of our MYP students enter speaking at least two languages, we also enroll students who are just beginning their foreign language journey. All levels of language acquisition are supported at ISDenver.
ISDenver teachers embrace six learning principles (below), which outline how we teach and offer insight into the type of learners that graduate from our programs. Learners are encouraged to investigate, question, and inquire in whatever language or discipline they are studying.
We are not just a language school that teaches foreign languages. We are an international school dedicated to a culture of learning that is relevant and transferable, metacognitive, inquiry based, social, as well as personal and meaningful.