The 37 students in ISI s Class of 2012, many of whom had been at ISI since pre-school, have also been accepted at outstanding colleges in the US and overseas and have been offered $4.2 million in merit scholarship awards. This school model is working!!
My daughter is a senior and has been attending ISI since she was four years old. In that time, of course, the school has seen some changes, but overall I am very pleased with the education my daughter has gotten at ISI. The small class rooms, the native speaking teachers with such enthusiasm about education, have just been wonderful for my daughter. Yes, occasionally I have had incidents that have concerned me regarding parent-administration communication, but so very few in all the years my daughter has attended.
We moved our middle child to ISI after some bullying at her then elementary school, in a good public school system. She has had a wonderful experience at ISI and we've not regretted the decision to move her. However - we also sent our youngest to ISI. She has been there since Kindergarten, and has had problems since then. She was consistently bullied by a class mate for over 5 years, and it only stopped when we threatened the school with legal action and calling the police to have the child arrested. The school does not keep records of when the children are sent to the office for misbehavior, so every time is considered the first time. They do not communicate with the parents of either the child being bullied or the child doing the bullying. Education is okay. Math is not done well and needs work.
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Our daughter is in first grade French- There are two French 1st grade classes and each only has 9 kids per class!! The curriculum and the quality of education she receives are exceptional and unique in Indiana. She can read and write both in French AND in English! Her level of fluency in French is amazing. The teachers are all caring and dedicated to promote both diversity and a multicultural vision. We love our school and are excited for our daughter's future!
Last years High School class had 20% admitted to Ivy League schools and some of the great schools in the world. Their success rate on the International Baccalaureate exam is unsurpassed in the United States and one of the best in the world. We are lucky to have such an elite school in Indiana.
We are very impressed and very happy with ISI. Our daughter is in the French program and her level of fluency is *amazing*. She can read and write both in French and in English. We also appreciate that she has become so enthusiastic about languages and has developed a true interest and awareness of the world around her. She can't wait to start learning Spanish in 6th grade! Her teachers have all been very caring, creative and dedicated. Yes, the 49th street building is outdated, but I understand it is in the plans to move all elementary students to the Michigan Street Campus in a new building by 2011. Meanwhile, she is getting a very strong bilingual education that no other school in Indiana can be compared to.
My son is in the French Program at ISI and has been there for 2 years now and thanks to the emersion program, he speaks French Fluently. He is academically well beyond his age and I feel he has learned so much well at ISI. The teachers are great and very vested in our children and their learning.
Strong French and Spanish program. Some of the teachers are very dedicated but the administration is lacking and it shows. Classrooms, offices and common areas are severely outdated and in some cases in poor condition. Playground is a badly paved parking lot. Always asking for money in very non creative and rather 'needy' deppresing ways. Overall there is a lack of focus and resources that makes the complete operation look grey and tired. Some of the teachers are trying very hard but the smiles in their faces are fading and therefore the kids smiles are fading too