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Lower School Wonderings

a blog series by Lower School Principal, Mrs. Trina Haygaru As a personal goal during my time at the International School, I've sought to increase my level of communication.  I've thought a lot about how to do that and have gotten advice from our marketing and development departments, teachers and parents.  In response to this advice, I've started a blog ...Read More

Grade 4 Business Fair Cultivates Ingenuity

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Grade 4 students held a Business Fair in the 49th Street Building Gym as the culminating event for their Unit of Inquiry called “How We Organize Ourselves.” Stacy Gruen states, “This unit encompassed important elements of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work-readiness, providing students with solid foundations of business, economics, and free enterprise concepts.” [caption id="attachment_11557" ...Read More

Girl GryFINS Diver Headed to State Diving Competition

The girls swim team finished their swim season with a lot of personal best times leading up to and including Sectionals. Congratulations GryFINS! In diving, our own Evelyn (Evie) Geier was extremely successful with her diving abilities and finished as the Sectional Champion with an opportunity to compete at Regionals at Plainfield High School.  Her steady and consistent dives at Regionals ...Read More

Grade 10 Personal Project Showcase- Real Life Application

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, our International High School Sophomores participated in the MYP Personal Project Showcase.  MYP stands for the Middle Years Program which includes 6th through 10th-grade students.   The MYP Personal Projects are student-centered and they enable students to engage in practical explorations through a cycle of inquiry, action, and reflection. MYP projects help 10th-grade students to develop ...Read More

Celebrating a Season of Gratitude at ISI

    “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward For many of us, the holidays kick off a season of thanks and giving. This November, we are embracing the spirit of the season, and expressing our gratitude with a new social media series, “30 days of Thanks.” We have ...Read More