The Grade 7 & 8 Basketball team spent the season building on skills they had learned in previous seasons while integrating new players at the same time. The open participation policy at ISI allows students to try new things, and many students took the opportunity to try basketball for the first time
MIDDLE SCHOOL AT ISI
The ISI Middle School represents the transitional years between elementary and high school. Grades 6 to 8 see students taking on new academic challenges and growing as responsible, independent thinkers.
The Upper School at ISI spans grades 6-12, with the Middle School containing grades 6-8. As Indiana’s only IB continuum World School, the Upper School offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme for grades 6-10 followed by the prestigious IB Diploma Programme for grades 11-12.
ISI has chosen to be an IB continuum World School to provide a holistic education experience for our students that complements our approach to language learning and developing internationally minded students who are more than adequately prepared for tertiary education and making a positive contribution to society.
As the International Baccalaureate states, “Students at International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools are given a unique education. They will:
- be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
- take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
- become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
- be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.
The high school starts its day at 8:00 a.m. and classes end at 3:30 p.m. The student-faculty ratio for high school is around 9:1. Classes are small, typically having between 12 and 16 students. In addition to academic classes the timetable contains an X Block period on three days of the week where students can participate in a range of clubs and activities within the school day.
Service as Action
Throughout the MYP in grades 6-8, students are required to take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond and / or demonstrate a commitment to service - making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. This may occur through action projects that arise from subject courses or involvement in the ISI’s service-learning opportunities.
Areas of Study
On March 11, the International School of Indiana community gathered at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for the school’s signature fundraising event International Gala: Grown Up’s Night Out!
Gala is one of four events in the 2022-2023 fundraising series and is the school’s signature fundraising event. ISI fundraising events are designed to offer a wide array of options for ISI families and supporters to participate in annual fundraising and to invest in our students, our faculty, our facilities, and our potential.
Middle School athletics are a great way to introduce students to new challenges and experiences through sports, and the Grade 5 & 6 Basketball Team was no different. With many players with little to no experience, the coaching team worked to introduce players to the sport in a more structured setting than they may have experienced before.
Following a comprehensive and extensive search process that engaged more than 30 international candidates, the International School of Indiana is thrilled to announce that Timothy Stroh, M.Sc has been selected by Head of School Elizabeth Head and has accepted the position of Lower School Principal, effective July 1, 2023.
Stroh, a native of Indiana, will return to the state with extensive teaching and leadership experience in both independent and international schools. He currently serves as Vice Principal - Academic Achievement and Wellbeing at Berlin Metropolitan School (BMS) in Berlin, Germany.
Kyle Kuzmic attended the International School of Indiana (ISI) from Pre-Kindergarten until he graduated in 2011.
After his time at ISI, Kyle continued his education at Indiana University Bloomington, double-majoring in Human Biology and French. After completing his undergraduate degrees in 2015 he continued his education at the IU School of Dentistry, completing his Doctorate in Dental Surgery and then at the Texas A&M College of Dentistry for his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master’s in Oral Biology.
Kyle credits his education at ISI for opening up doors for him in college and beyond, including using his French to study abroad in Aix-en-Provence for 6 months during college, and to embark on dental service trips to Haiti while in dental school
In its first season back since the pandemic, the Girls Varsity Golf team worked to develop the skills of players all new to the game and to create a sense of community among the student athletes.
Many of the players had very limited, if any, golf experience and were looking for an opportunity to try something new. The team worked hard to develop a culture of lifting each other up and supporting each other through learning new skills.