A vision for an International Education - The school's vision for its students
Our aim at the International School of Geneva is to provide a distinctive high quality international education through which all our students are helped to develop their abilities to the highest level of their potential. We respect students’ individual and cultural identities, encouraging them to become independent learners eager to carry on learning throughout their lives.
We prepare students for membership of communities that are socially and culturally diverse, for citizenship, and for engagement with the political, ethical and environmental challenges of their times. We expect them to want to take an active part in making their world a better place and one that is based on the mutual understanding, respect and shared values to which the school has been committed throughout its long history.
The International School of Geneva serves both the international and local communities of the Geneva area. We are committed to preparing students to live in a multilingual and multicultural world and, as a bilingual Foundation, to developing their fluency in both English and French.
The school exists for the sake of its students and is committed to a continual re-evaluation of their needs in the light of social, economic and cultural change. The school strives continually to promote excellence in all aspects of its provision, to do better than its previous best, and to model the values that it encourages in its students.
The main principles of an international education
A key element of this unity is a commitment to a particular kind of international education. The Foundation has defined those main principles as follows:
- Encouraging important international values
- Supporting the student’s language development
- Ensuring an international dimension to the curriculum
- Recognising the importance of global issues
- Showing respect for, and integration with, the host country.
The International School of Geneva regularly reviews its strategic objectives and, as well as Our Focus for the Future, has an established approach to planning its capital and maintenance programme. This approach ensures that each school is a comfortable and safe place in which to work and study, well-adapted to an education in the 21st century. Drawing on the agreed objectives for the Foundation, each of our three campuses and eight schools has its own plan for the development of its programmes, personnel and resources.