Details overview

Hours 08:15 AM - 03:45 PM
School leader Christi Seiple-Cole
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Extended / longer school day
Day or Boarding offered Boarding and day school
Type of school College preparatory
STEM
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Our approach to learning is based on the SABIS® Educational System, a proven curriculum taught around the world, and places us at the top of Minnesota private schools. Starting in Preschool and continuing until graduation, students at ISM are steeped in English, math, science, world languages and cultures, social studies, fine arts, music, and physical education. Our students receive daily instruction in world languages taught by native speakers.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Environmental
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Technology
Visual arts
World languages
Writing

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
7
Music
including: Vocal lessons / coaching
18
AP Classes
including: Physics 2: Algebra-Based
3
Languages
including: Chinese - Mandarin
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Orchestra
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None
AP classes offered Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chinese Language and Culture
Computer Science A
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
European History
French Language and Culture
Human Geography
Music Theory
Physics 2: Algebra-Based
Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture
Statistics
Studio Art: Drawing
United States Government and Politics

Support

16
Facilities
including: Gym
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
College / career center
Computer lab
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Natural area
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Swimming pool
Extra learning resources Counseling
Mentoring
Tutoring
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
English Language Learner program details Based on diagnostic testing and academic performance of students, the English department offers courses in writing, grammar, and vocabulary development. These courses are designed to fulfill demonstrated, specific needs of students who are non-native English speakers. Tutoring and small classes are scheduled for English Language Learners.
English Language Learner programs Integrated group classrooms
Self-contained ELL classrooms

Early childhood program

Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Requirements for attending Must be potty-trained to enter early childhood education.
Payment schedule Monthly
Financial aid options Sibling Discount
Preschool meals offered Morning Snack
Afternoon Snack
Social emotional skills development Our ECE staff are highly qualified and experienced educators who provide developmentally appropriate guidance to our young learners within a stimulating and nurturing environment.
Speech development Each child’s progress is monitored and regularly assessed to help promote mastery of essential concepts. Non-native speakers receive instruction in English to help them gain fluency and excel in the classroom. Daily world language in Spanish or French is an essential concept at our school from a young age.
Typical day and activities Preschool/Pre-K classes are 5 days per week. Students can attend half-day mornings (8:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.), full-days (8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.), or a consistent combination of half-days and full-days. Kindergarten is 5 full days, from 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Morning Extended Day Care is available from 7:00 a.m. until the classrooms open at 8:15 a.m. (no additional cost) and again until 6 pm or those who attend full-day at no additional cost. Activities include language, crafts, music, art, & more!
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 53% 73%
Two or more races 22% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 2%
Black 3% 9%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

10
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
11
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
5
Clubs
including: Math club
Girls sports Badminton
Basketball
Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Boys sports Badminton
Basketball
Cross country
Golf
PE classes
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Boys sports (misc.) Sailing, Crew
Girls sports (misc.) Sailing, Crew
Clubs Debate
Math club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Students typically come from these schools Public
  Private
  International
Students typically continue on to these schools Top 200 Colleges
Parent involvement details Parents may log onto SABIS WebSchool, which allows them to view their child/children's academic progress Additionally, our volunteer parent group, The Parent Connection, holds many events throughout the year and actively participates in the school's community.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying We are part of the well-known Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and Character Education. It is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today. It has received numerous national awards.

Awards

Community service award Hennepin County $20,000 grant -recycling
Year received 2015

Teachers

11
Staff
including: ELL / ESL Coordinator
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
Coach(es)
College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
School counselor
Security personnel
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Arabic
Mandarin
French
German
Spanish
Staff details Experience the magic of our school for yourself! Call for a tour year-around to come and see our beautiful school.

Neighborhood

Transportation details Parents can also submit a carpool form during the summer if they would like this option for families living near to them.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Accessible via public transportation

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Come tour the school if you are near, otherwise you can see a virtual tour on our website for those who are farther away! Then, submit the completed school application and required fee ($75 domestic) ($150 international). Next, an assessment at ISM is done to determine where your child is at in the different academic areas (int'l students, can be done abroad). Followed by spending a full day at the school & see how he/she likes it. Int'l students have a Skype interview too. Enroll!
Learn more Http://internationalschoolmn.com/admissions/our-admissions-process#Locator
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Entrance exam
Recommendations
Transcript
Application fee amount $75
Application fee waivers available? No
Tuition range (low) $12,250
Tuition range (high) $20,650
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012