STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
ISB lives its Mission Statement through our inclusive practice of teaching students with diverse learning profiles.
We believe our students can and want to learn to their highest individual potential;
We believe our students learn in different ways;
We believe our students learn best when they are interested in and enjoy the learning experience;
We believe all of our students want to help one another.
It is our shared belief that students from our international community deserve high quality education. Embracing each student’s differences and unique abilities adds to the rich diversity of our school community and establishes a culture of mutual benefit, where students learn from and care for one another. We believe that inclusion is the careful and intentional union of shared understanding and beliefs, expert skills, and resources.
Inclusion happens when our school community holds shared beliefs and understanding about including all learners in the full fabric of our school community. Inclusion happens when our teachers possess the expert skills needed to differentiate instruction and teach students with a variety of learning profiles, interests, and readiness. Inclusion happens when the necessary resources are in place to meet the unique, individual needs of students.
ISB offers a continuum of supports for students with mild, moderate, and intensive learning needs. Our learning support teachers work collaboratively with content teachers to support students in accessing the curriculum and learning vital skills for success. Our Learning Support team includes qualified and experienced professionals with specialized expertise in learning and intellectual disabilities and evaluation and assessment. Our continuum of support provides a breadth of support options for students in PYP1 through graduation, with support options determined by the individual needs of each student.
ISB appreciates the complexity of providing support for students with learning differences and we intentionally and thoughtfully manage the number of students in our programs representing a wide range of learning abilities (i.e. mild, moderate, and intensive) to ensure a quality and equitable education for all of our students.
ISB welcomes families to partner with the school by supporting our Mission and providing the school with essential information about their child’s learning profile. This information includes, and is not limited to: psycho-educational evaluations, speech language/occupational/physical therapy evaluations, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), 504 Accommodation Plans, Behavior Plans and history of behavioral issues, medical information that impacts their child’s learning, and other relevant information related to learning and school performance. At this time, we have limited resources and abilities to meet the needs of students with intensive emotional and behavioral challenges.
Please contact Admissions for further information.