In the High School, our role is to nurture the talents of our students and develop their skills through authentic learning experiences that ensure they are engaged members of society. ISB’s approach places value on the student’s health and character development along with their academic performance. Outcomes matter at ISB and the school believes successful students are not defined solely by their attainment in tests and exams, but also by their integrity, empathy, and sense of teamwork. ISB offers a tailored education to prepare young people for achievement and success whatever future direction they choose.

Our academic program balances the breadth of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme with a choice of courses to suit individual student interests. Our High School diploma program is a four-year university preparatory course of study that develops our students as learners and as individuals.

Meanwhile, the High School’s after-school activities provide opportunities for students to excel in sports and performing arts, and we encourage all our learners to take part in a service project or join a community group. These collaborative projects are devised around a common interest and develop real-life skills through learning that integrates different academic subjects.

In grades 11 and 12, our students elect to study the IB Diploma Programme or construct a personalized program, from a combination of IB courses, ISB courses and online courses around their interests and talents. We are confident that ISB’s flexible, interdisciplinary, and project-based approach in High School makes for well-rounded, healthy students capable of excelling in many fields.

+50 IB Courses Offered

1:1 MacBook program

1:5 Student Teacher Ratio

+180 HS courses offered

+40 field trips/experiential opportunities

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+45 HS clubs

IB Program
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The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced course of study that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. The program has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities for breadth and depth.The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who can help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. 

-International Baccalaureate Mission Statement Students following the IB Diploma Programme study courses from a range of disciplines with a minimum of two languages. Our IB students make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge through the programme's unique Theory of Knowledge course. IB students also undertake in-depth research into an area of interest in one or more academic disciplines for their extended essay. The program seeks to not only enhance students' academically, but also to nurture their personal and interpersonal development. As part of the IB Programme, students undertake creative pursuits, physical activities, and service projects. 

Visit the IB website to learn more about the philosophy underpinning the IB Diploma Programme. 

Counseling

The mission of the High School Counseling Department is to meet the developmental needs of adolescents using appropriate counseling services. Our goals are to help students adjust to life in the High School, to help them meet its demands with good learning and social strategies, and to help them plan effectively for life after High School. 

The mission and goals are accomplished through a program that provides academic, personal, and career and higher education counseling. In addition to these main functions, counselors perform a variety of related tasks. These include test center administration for college entrance examinations, hosting visitors, coordinating workshops and group meetings, communicating with teachers, administrators, and outside agencies, and making referrals as needed. 

 

High School News
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Check out these scenes from ISB’s Chinese New Year celebrations, a time when the school’s ties with the local culture are at their tightest.

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Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a highlight of the IB Diploma Programme followed by the world’s top international schools. An experienced TOK teacher introduces a perfect example of the modern, thought-provoking education provided at ISB.

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It is tradition at ISB to celebrate women’s well-being in October and men’s health in November. Here are 10 highlights of a program aimed at keeping the community in good shape.

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Coaching guru John O’Sullivan founded an organization dedicated to improving the culture of school sports. He was impressed by ISB’s happy young athletes.

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High School Chinese teacher Ms. Cheng was looking for a real story for her class to cover in a journalism assignment. A move to regulate restaurant food deliveries to campus provided a main course of learning with a big side order of meaningfulness.

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Two experts explore how important design is in facilitating a productive learning environment, as ISB prepares to give a sneak peek of its forthcoming facilities in Admissions Open Houses.

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