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10 Reasons Why You Should Join ISA!

In an effort to help you decide whether ISA is the right choice for you, we have compiled ten reasons why you should join us.

We have everything your child needs to thrive in a global environment, from amazing facilities to over 50 after-school clubs.

Take a look at these 10 reasons below 👇🏽


ISA has a strong vision of Internationalism, and we recognise that a different kind of education is the best preparation to thrive in a complex and fast changing world!


Our student-centred approach and broad academic perspective ensure we work with each and every child, supporting and preparing them not only to achieve academically but to find their place in the world and become confident, global citizens.


We have outstanding facilities, and our incredible campus includes:

  • Two teaching wings with 40 spacious classrooms
  • 5 science labs
  • 3 performing arts studios
  • 2 art studios
  • 300-seat theatre
  • Two fitness centres
  • Dance studio
  • 25m indoor swimming pool with 6 lanes
  • Sports complex
  • 8m rock climbing wall with 9 lines
  • FIFA grade, all-weather playing fields
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Play Park
  • Outdoor learning spaces
  • Multi-level library and media centre
  • International café


We follow a core curriculum of reading, language, arts, mathematics, social studies, science, creative arts, physical education, and technology.

Each child is working towards having the skills and ability to pass the IB Diploma Programme and these proficiencies are being developed throughout their time at ISA in preparation for the higher-grade studies to enter university.


ISA is a registered testing centre for IGCSE qualifications offered by UK exam boards.

IGCSE subjects available are English, International Mathematics, Global Perspectives, French, Spanish, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Art and Design, Computer Science, Design and Technology, and Media Studies.


ISA offers the IB Diploma. IB is the fastest growing curriculum in the world. It is a balanced academic two-year programme of education for students aged 16 to 19 in preparation for going to university. Studies are categorised into.

  • Language & Literature
  • Language Acquisition
  • Individual & Societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts


We have a nurse, a high school counsellor as well as a social emotional counsellor who operate a whole child approach to fully support students’ specific needs whether that be nutrition and health, additional academic assistance, or emotional support.


Student life is extremely well balanced at ISA. With over 50 after school clubs available across the school year, students are encouraged to enjoy and participate in an array of experiences and opportunities in a high achieving multi-cultural environment.


We actively encourage our students to maintain and develop their mother-tongue languages. In addition to the Dutch and French home language programmes, which have regularly timetabled classes, we have several after-school 'Home Language Groups' in Arabic, German and Italian.

We are also happy to set up additional groups if there is sufficient interest.


We strive to make the transition to ISA as smooth as possible for all our new families – we say families because parents are as much a part of the transition process as the students themselves.

As Scotland’s first international school, we have many years’ experiences supporting children through transition and we are uniquely placed to help families cope with the ups and downs that change can bring.

Student wellbeing sits at the heart of everything we do and, as such, our transition process is focused on wellbeing, friendship, and inclusion.

For more information, contact our admissions team here.

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