At ISA, our international approach and cross-cultural mindset form an inherent part of who we are and what we stand for as a school and as a diverse global community.

For the past 50 years, we have upheld our unwavering commitment to educational excellence in Aberdeen while supporting each child to reach their unlimited potential.

At ISA, there is an integral drive to ensure every child feels valued and respected as they are faced with navigating the complexities of 21st century life, not least issues of identity and a sense of self. We live in a complex global world with varying opinions on how we view and embrace the many modern changes we are experiencing.

Schools are the first place children encounter the diversity of society. At ISA, we take pride in celebrating our diversity, believing each person is unique, valuable, and worthy of respect.

As educators, we can make an important difference as we sit at the forefront of shaping the next generation into compassionate individuals, accepting of all people from all backgrounds. We provide our students with opportunities to learn about global issues that affect their own lives and encourage appreciation of other cultures and identities to unlock key components for future success.

By fostering wellbeing, we can nurture a strong community spirit. This means thinking beyond a textbook curriculum to a broad-based vision of education that connects to a wide variety of interests both inside and outside of the classroom.

As an international school, we have the flexibility with curriculum that allows us to do this. It isn’t just a matter of resources which includes counsellors, a nurse and learning support teachers. It is an ethos.

As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary year, we recognise it is increasingly important for the next generation to learn about the many different cultures that make the world go round.

We ensure every graduate leaves the school as prepared as possible to thrive in a modern world, equipped with not only academic success, but with the transformative power empathy, compassion and respect for all holds. We educate 50 nationalities in an environment that encourages not just mutual tolerance, but active learning from peers. We encourage collaborative skills via lessons that routinely encourage discussion, debate, and engagement with a wider world.

ISA develops the whole child - not in a competitive environment where only the best count, but in a safe place to explore individual meaning and develop their strengths. Our mission statement encapsulates our vision for a ‘safe and caring learning environment’, not just physical safety, but increasingly during this time of uncertainty, emotional security too.

We will continue to support each child in their personal growth journey, celebrating the most authentic version of themselves and championing all that makes them unique.

To all our students - Be Proud to Just Be You!