The mission of International School of Aruba is to motivate and prepare students to achieve their academic and personal best within a U.S. accredited, English language, college/university preparatory program that embraces diversity while encouraging leadership, character, and community service.
The International School of Aruba is owned and managed by International Schools Services, a non-profit corporation dedicated to educational excellence for children attending International schools worldwide. Headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, International Schools Services is led by a team of professionals, each with decades of overseas experience.
The International School of Aruba is a non-profit, co-educational, English language school. It was founded in 1929 and was owned by Lago Oil and Transport Co. Ltd. From 1986 on, the school was governed by the ISA community and parent body. ISA was acquired by ISS, International Schools Services, in 2004. In 2005, a new campus was constructed, and ISA was relocated to the center of the island of Aruba. The school is a U.S. State Department assisted school.
The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS-CASI). A full successful accreditation review was conducted in May, 2008.
The school has approximately 155 students from Montessori (3 yrs. old) through grade 12. The student body represents 22 countries. The average class size is 10.
There are 24 faculty members with a diversity of nationalities. The staff represents 8 countries including a majority of US citizens, Canadians, Dutch/Arubans, South American and other island nationalities. Seventy percent of the teaching staff has master's degrees. The Head of School is US trained and certified, with both U.S. and International experience.
The campus is a modern, air-conditioned facility designed to serve 200 students. The school grounds include a multi use sports field, a covered basketball and volleyball court; other facilities include a stage, a playground, (4) large gazebo shelters, 2 science labs, 2 computer labs, and an automated library of 10,000 volumes. There is also a multi-purpose room with a cafeteria.