Welcome from Our Head of School
Welcome! Bienvenue! Bienvenido! 欢迎!
Welcome to the International School of Denver!
This is a very special and unique place. We teach languages - language acquisition is our “secret sauce” - but we are so much more than a language school. We create global citizens who are at home in the world, both inside and outside of our classrooms. Using our four learning cycles we graduate 8th graders who are bilingual, bi-literate, and multicultural; we are the most diverse and interesting block in Denver!
When you visit our school, you will be taken aback by our youngest students speaking fluently in both in English, and in one of our target languages - Spanish, French, and Chinese, which are all taught by native speakers. As our students grow and become fluent, they gradually spend more time in English to prepare them for a successful academic career. You will see engaged learners who are active participants in their own learning. Our teachers are trained in Project Based Learning to make sure that our academics are relevant to our students. In grades 6-8 you will be impressed to see the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program being done as it should be: with small, active classrooms and teachers who are experts in their field. We want to prepare engaged and empathetic students, not just for high school, but for life. It is a lofty goal, but our amazing faculty strives to accomplish it each day.
We are different: this vibrant, friendly, and down-to-earth learning community comes from around the globe. We offer a unique learning opportunity for the right student who wishes to gain internationalism through language and embrace a truly global culture. We celebrate our differences each and every day. Students hearing four different languages at every turn learn empathy and understanding, the true gift that our school offers.
There has never been a better time to be part of our community: a community that reflects on itself and gets better every year. This belief of continual improvement is in the school’s DNA. We are proud that our academic curriculum and enrichment opportunities, when offered and supported by a globally-minded community, ensure that students develop both the skill set and mindset of global citizens.
Don’t just take my word for it - come visit and see it yourself. I look forward to welcoming you!
Head of School