Mission, Vision & Educational Aims
All decisions at ISK are guided by three foundation documents. Taken together, these documents define our purpose, the educational beliefs that drive learning, and the specific learning outcomes we are committed to developing in each student. Those three documents are the Mission, Vision, and Educational Aims.
ISK provides an exemplary education offering both the International Baccalaureate and the North American diploma. We prepare students within a culturally diverse community to become informed, independent thinkers and responsible world citizens.
Empowering students to create solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.
ISK aims to empower students to respond successfully to future challenges for a rapidly changing world.
Characteristics of ISK Students:
Principled: Students will act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice. They will take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
Respectful: Students will demonstrate respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities in their interactions.
Open-Minded: Students will understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories and will be open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities.
Caring: Students will show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others.
Risk-Takers: Students will approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They will be brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
Balanced: Students will understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
Reflective: Students will give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They will be able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
Persevering: Students will persist in a task or course of action and seek solutions to problems despite challenges, failure or opposition.
ISK students will apply these character traits in order to communicate, learn, create, solve and act in ways that will enrich themselves, their communities, and the world around them.