ISS – “learning is at the core of all that we do”
The public school system is sometimes limited in its ability to meet the needs of families working in a globalized economy. The International School of Stuttgart (ISS) provides an authorised supplement to the school landscape with its unique educational mission. ISS makes an important contribution to the local infrastructure and thus to the overall promotion of the economy of the region.
With over 25 years of experience in offering an international curriculum, ISS is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Currently over 700 pupils from over 30 nations attend the school, which caters for the individual needs of children who:
- are only temporarily living in the region, i.e. cannot and do not have to be permanently integrated into the state school system,
- speak a diversity of different native languages,
- and have grown up and been educated in other education systems.
The ISS vision for learning and its curriculum is based on a holistic approach to teaching and learning. The educational programme covers pre-school to 12th grade and comprises all three International Baccalaureate Organization programme, the Primary Years programme (pre-school to grade 5), the Middle Years programme (grades 6 to 10) and the Diploma programme (grades 11 and 12).
The aspired learner profile goes beyond the traditional requirement of pure knowledge acquisition or the mastering of the English language. The school actively promotes the examination of facts and circumstances from different perspectives, committed teamwork, independent problem solving and a flexible and open approach to dealing with change. As the only school in the Stuttgart area that offers both a traditional English-language programme as well as a dual language (English/German) programme, ISS offers internationally accepted school leaving qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Schools are not only places of learning but also motors for local and international, cultural and social exchange. This also benefits the economy as the numerous foreign pupils that attend ISS go on to spread the reputation of the region throughout the world.