The International School of Minnesota offers preschool (age 3) through grade 12 students a unique private, non-denominational, college-preparatory education based on academic rigor, creativity, and moral development. As part of the worldwide SABIS® School Network, our students grow and succeed while enjoying a broad range of learning experiences within a community that reflects diversity of cultures, religions, ethnicities, and languages.
» ISM Mission
The International School of Minnesota will be recognized as a provider of top quality education to a highly diverse student body. ISM will prepare all students for success in college, equip them with the ability and desire for lifelong learning, and strengthen their civic, ethical, and moral values. ISM will maintain high standards of efficiency and accountability throughout its operation.
» ISM Advantage
“Give Your Child the Advantage of a World-Class Education”
World-class college-preparatory education for students in PS – Grade 12
The International School of Minnesota (ISM) is a private, college-preparatory school for students age 3-18. Located on a 55-acre campus in Eden Prairie, MN, ISM is a member of the SABIS® School Network, comprised of schools in 15 countries on four continents and educates thousands of students.
Following a rigorous curriculum, ISM students are prepared for success in college and beyond. High school students at ISM can choose from among 18 AP courses and work together with dedicated staff to achieve their college goals.
Opportunities for all students to participate in Student Life, music, sports, & the arts
Students participating in the SABIS® Student Life Organization™ at ISM, a parallel, student-led administration, acquire life skills such as leadership and responsibility. Through Student Life, students are empowered to contribute to the management of the school and to make a positive difference.
Additionally, ISM students have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of activities. Students can explore diverse areas of interest and discover and develop hidden talents in sports, music, art, and a host of other extra-curricular activities.
Rigorous, academic curriculum based on international best practices
At ISM students acquire the skills they need to succeed in a changing world. The foundation for learning at ISM is a structured, rigorous curriculum that is based on international best practices and consistent teaching methods. Student performance is tracked in English and math on a weekly basis through the SABIS® Academic Monitoring System™(SABIS® AMS™), identifying gaps in student knowledge as they form and taking measures to ‘fill the gaps’.
Languages – French or Spanish - taught daily beginning in preschool
Starting in preschool, age 3, students at ISM have one period of World Language daily, an intrinsic part of the curriculum. Taught by native speakers of the language – French or Spanish – ISM students acquire near-native proficiency in the language of their choice. Students gain the ability to respond naturally and spontaneously in real-life situations and develop a greater understanding of history and culture.
Diversity of cultures and experiences
As technology shrinks our increasingly interdependent world, the future will belong to those who are able to understand the languages, history, cultures, and dreams of people everywhere. Through daily interaction with staff and students from over 40 different countries, ISM students develop a true understanding of people’s similarities as well as differences.
» ISM Key Messages
AN ISM EDUCATION OFFERS STUDENTS THE HIGHEST VALUE EDUCATION IN THE TWIN CITIES.
- Higher test scores
- Higher college matriculation rates to top 200
- World Language
- Extended Day
AN ISM EDUCATION OFFERS STUDENTS AN UNBEATABLE ACADEMIC EDGE.
- Backed by 125 years of SABIS® education excellence.
- Gain fluency in a World Language and culture
- Take the most AP courses in the Twin Cities
- Performance-based teaching
AN ISM EDUCATION PREPARES STUDENTS TO BE COMPETITIVE ON A GLOBAL SCALE.
- Learn Life Skills through Student Life
- Explore a wide range of interests - sports, the arts, robotics
- Live and learn along with a variety of global citizens
- Take advantage of benefits of SABIS Global Network - SLO leadership camp, Bath Summer School, and more
AN ISM EDUCATION OFFERS AN IDEAL PLACE TO LEARN, EXPLORE, AND DEVELOP.
- Be a part of a school community where everyone knows your name
- Learn on a campus that takes full advantage of its 55 acres