At International School Aberdeen (ISA), we believe the importance of celebrating diversity and inclusion in an ever-changing society is a key component for our students’ future success in life.
As educators, we sit at the forefront of shaping the next generation into compassionate individuals, accepting of all people from all backgrounds.
Since we first opened our doors in August 1972, we have honoured our steadfast commitment to provide exceptional care for every child and to encourage students to practice acceptance, empathy and understanding.
As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary year, we continue to promote a sense of belonging for every child. We know healthy communities and positive learning environments are always built on the quality of human relationships and we believe that each person is unique, valuable and worthy of respect.
We focus on developing essential social and emotional skills to ensure our students become multi-cultural, self-aware, and open-minded – all crucial aptitudes for the future workforce.
An international education also gives young people a far broader perspective. We recognise that it is increasingly important for the next generation to learn about the many different cultures that make the world go round in business and in all aspects of life.
ISA ensures 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.
Head of School at ISA, Nick Little, says: “ISA educates 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.”
With a student population of around 500, ISA welcomes children from age 3 to 18 to learn and thrive in our purpose-built campus at Pitfodels House, which includes a 25m swimming pool, climbing wall, five science labs, three performing arts studios, a 300-seat theatre, and a state-of-the-art sports complex.
However impressive our facilities may be, what has seen us through the last five decades of rapid change is a strong sense of values and an eye on the future.
“Since the first day of school 50 years ago, we have continued to adapt and move with the times,” continues Nick.
“Yet one thing that endures is our quality of teaching and an unwavering commitment to student wellbeing, which sits at the heart of everything ISA stands for.”
For more, visit www.isa.aberdeen.sch.uk.