Fees & Bursaries

Fees & Bursaries

Preschool

A Registration Fee of £175 is charged for each new child.

Full year fees from August 2021 – June 2022:

Days Cost
3 Days £7,080
4 Days £9,425
5 Days £11,340


If a child enters Preschool after the year has begun, payment will be pro-rated for the remainder of the academic year.

Elementary, Middle & High School

Elementary SchoolMiddle SchoolHigh School
New Students Registration£500£500£500
Returning Students Registration£250£250£250
2021-2022 Academic Year Fees £13,480£14,380£14,815


For the 2021-22 academic year, fees include textbooks, exam fees, capital fees, majority of after-school activities.

ISA has no formal school uniform.

Sibling Discount 25% discount for 3rd child and 50% discount for 4th and further children.

A limited number of places for financial support is available for all grades, excluding Preschool.

Bursaries

Bursary to study at the International School Aberdeen - Current P7 - S3

This award represents an exciting opportunity for a young person to take their studies in a new direction. It is open to students who would not ordinarily be able to attend ISA due to financial reasons and would run to the end of their time at the school. All tuition fees are included but costs due to optional field trips are not. Up to £500 per year will be made available to support the student in travelling with school sponsored activities. Evidence of a family’s financial situation will be sought at the end of the process for the successful applicant.

All applicants wishing to be considered for the Bursary must fully meet or exceed the following criteria:

• Above average academic achievement and potential;

• Evidence of extra-curricular interests and activities;

• Commitment to ISA and to the International Baccalaureate curriculum;

• Commitment to qualities and behaviours consistent with the ISA Values.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a good academic standing and contribute positively to the ISA community. Holders of this bursary will be held to a high standard of conduct being role models for peers. Failure to live up to these expectations will see the student lose the bursary and their place at the school.


Bursary to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at ISA - Current S4

This award represents an exciting opportunity for a young person to take their studies in a new direction. It is open to students who would not ordinarily be able to attend ISA due to financial reasons and covers the final two years of secondary school (Grade 11 (S5) and Grade 12 (S6)). All tuition fees are included but costs due to optional field trips are not. Up to £500 per year will be made available to support the student in travelling with school sponsored activities. Evidence of a family’s financial situation will be sought at the end of the process for the successful applicant.

All applicants wishing to be considered for the Bursary must fully meet or exceed the following criteria:

• Above average academic achievement and potential;

• Evidence of extra-curricular interests and activities;

• Commitment to ISA and to the International Baccalaureate curriculum;

• Commitment to qualities and behaviours consistent with the IB Learner Profile.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a good academic standing and contribute positively to the ISA community. Holders of this bursary will be held to a high standard of conduct being role models for peers. Failure to live up to these expectations will see the student lose the bursary and their place at the school.

IB Diploma Overview

The International Baccalaureate’s Diploma Programme (DP), created in 1968, is a pre-university course of study. It is designed for motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. The programme has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the world’s leading universities. The DP grading system is criterion-referenced: each student’s performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement consistent from one examination session to the next.

The programme is a comprehensive two-year international curriculum, available in English, French and Spanish, that generally allows students to fulfil the requirements of their national or state education systems. The DP incorporates the best elements of national systems, without being based on any one. Internationally mobile students are able to transfer from one IB school to another. Students who remain closer to home benefit from a highly respected international curriculum.

The programme was born through efforts to establish a common curriculum and university entry credential for students moving from one country to another. International educators were motivated not only by practical considerations but also by an idealistic vision: students should share an academic experience that would emphasize critical thinking, intercultural understanding and exposure to a variety of points of view.

ISA has offered the Diploma Program since 1996.

Further information on the DP can be found at www.ibo.org

The Learner Profile

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IB learners strive to be:

Inquirers; They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Knowledgeable; They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Thinkers; They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators; They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Principled; They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Open-minded; They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring; They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Courageous; They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Balanced; They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Reflective; They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.


Please get in touch with the Admissions team to complete an application.

admissions@isa.aberdeen.sch.uk




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