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 AdvancEd. A full successful accreditation review was conducted in April 2013. The school is also accredited by the Dutch Department of Education (Inspectie van het Onderwijs) and received full accreditation for Dutch Language Programs at the Pimrary, MAVO, HAVO and VWO levels.
The school has approximately 205 students from Montessori Toddler House (18 months) through Grade 12. The student body represents 35 countries. The average class size is 15.
There are 30 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 ISA campus is a modern, air-conditioned facility designed to serve 250 students. The school grounds include a World Languages and Arts complex, an artificial turf soccer field, beach tennis and volleyball courts, and a covered basketball or volleyball court. Other facilities include a stage, a dance studio, a playground, four large gazebo shelters, two science labs, a computer lab, and an automated library of 10,000 volumes. The multi-purpose room hosts school assemblies as well as a cafeteria that offers a salad and sandwich bar, in addition to hot meals and soup each day. The fully wireless networked infrastructure offers seamless access to information on multiple platforms.