A small unique school, the International School of Aruba (ISA) is a gem in a tropical setting. ISA enables all students to achieve their academic and personal best encouraging leadership, character and community. Founded in 1929, and purchased by ISS in 2004, ISA has a rich history on this unique and beautiful Caribbean island. The only school in Aruba accredited by both AdvancEd and the Dutch department of education, ISA hosts students from 35 countries in pre-school through grade 12. An American standards-based curriculum enables a whole child approach through a balance of academics, arts and athletics embedded in 21st century learning practices.
Teachers are empowered through a distributive leadership model in a true Professional Learning Community that encourages growth for all stakeholders as we work together to provide a superior learning environment for students. An ISS school, ISA is guided by best practice Learning Principles leading students to be confident learners in a supportive setting.
Housed in a new purpose-built campus, the school facilities are fully air conditioned and wired for connectivity. A new world languages and arts complex, as well as a new soccer field and beach volleyball and tennis courts, have enabled a recent expansion of programs generating considerable enthusiasm among the local community and staff. Students, families and teachers are encouraged to develop a healthy balanced life-style engaging in multiple community-based activities and enjoying the natural beauty that sets this island apart.
The 2013 AdvancEd accreditation visit commended ISA both for developing self-directed independent learners and for the supportive and respectful school environment. Please explore this website for further information.