community culture at isi

At the International School of Indiana, we see our multicultural makeup as an asset and respect for differences as integral to our mission. Our school was created in part to offer Indiana parents a distinct educational program for their children, one combining a demanding curriculum with foreign language fluency, cultural awareness, and an appreciation for diversity. We are committed to creating a fair and inclusive environment for all and believe a safe school environment enables our students to learn, explore, and grow as compassionate, caring members of our community.
The ten attributes in the IB Learner Profile provide inspiration and aspiration to help members of our school community recognize, “I am a part of making sure everyone feels safe and comfortable here.


The International School of Indiana honors the uniqueness of each student and employee,
actively embracing diverse backgrounds, encouraging values that promote equity and
belonging, and fostering creative, culturally aware, global citizens. We equip our students with
the skills and confidence to explore ideas, ask critical questions, and express their unique views.
They are equally empowered to transform their communities by embracing, respecting, and
valuing others and connecting across a range of differences.


our mission

The mission of the International School of Indiana is to provide our students with a world-class education that prepares them to be responsible citizens and effective leaders in a rapidly globalizing and interdependent world.

Learn more about what it means to be an ISI student

join the 2023-24 diversity, equity, and inclusion advisory committee!

ISI faculty, families, and students meet twice a month to discuss DEI-related goals and initiatives for the school. If you are interested in participating or would like to recommend someone, please contact Dean of Community and Culture Lamese Hasan at


religious observances calendar

The Religious Observances calendar displays the observances of our community members.  ISI is a secular school; therefore, the calendar is provided with the intent of creating awareness, understanding, and respect among diverse cultural, spiritual, and religious groups and providing guidance for special considerations when applicable. 

This calendar, prepared by the DEI Advisory Council, is regularly updated by the council, and families, students, and employees are encouraged to submit information for inclusion in the calendar if their significant religious observances are not currently reflected. 

All requests can be submitted by utilizing the Religious Observances Calendar Submission Form.

While ISI is a secular school, we welcome the opportunity to learn about the different backgrounds and practices of our students. If you are interested in presenting on your family’s observance at school, please complete this form.


Community culture REPORT

Community Culture was added as a pillar to the ISI Strategic Plan in 2022 following the Head of School Listening Tour. A Community Culture report was released that same year, outlining the reasoning behind the newest pillar of the plan. As we strive to create a school culture that gives students the tools to bridge divides, not just in our own community, but anywhere they choose to go in the world, we intend to focus on our interconnectedness, helping students reflect on their own perspective, culture and identities, as well as those of others. You can read the report and learn more about the Strategic Plan below.

click here to learn more about the strategic plan