The International Standard English School.
The International Standard English School is a coeducational, independent school of hundreds of international students, in Play Group through Grade 8.
The International Standard English School is a coeducational, independent school of hundreds of international students, in Play Group through Grade 8. Established in 2004 and located in Amarat-Central Khartoum, our students take full advantage of this wonderful city, participating actively in its vibrant historical, artistic, and cultural venues. We offer a singular opportunity to students—a British curriculum delivered by a first-rate school. Students are selected on the basis of past school records, teacher recommendations and standardized testing scores. Extracurricular programs help students discover and develop their talents. From athletics and arts, to language study and community service, programs at the Lower, Middle and High School levels provide avenues to success for every student.
ISES follows a British curriculum of the highest quality. Students are challenged to learn by doing, and the School takes full advantage of its location to immerse students in the sights and sounds of Khartoum, and beyond.
ISES Lower School:
The Lower School program encourages children to explore their world, challenges them to think critically, promotes creativity and strives for continuous growth in an environment in which they experience the excitement of learning. Our goal is to help children become independent, lifelong learners.
Lower School classrooms are characterized by a stimulating, caring and relaxed atmosphere. Students learn to take risks and explore their world through concrete experiences. As they develop a positive self-image, children become less self-absorbed and more sensitive to the world around them. They learn to deal with their feelings, become responsible, make decisions and gradually become independent.
Early Childhood Program:
The two-year Early Childhood Program, for 4-year-olds turning 5 (Kindergarten 1) and 5-year-olds turning 6 (Kindergarten 2), provides an exciting and stimulating environment where the needs of the whole child are nurtured. Respect for the uniqueness of each child is central to the Early Childhood Program at ISES, with each child’s developmental level considered and accommodated. Different levels of ability, development and learning styles are expected, accepted and used to design appropriate activities.
ISES Teachers in the Early Childhood Program prepare the classroom environment for children to learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, other children and materials.
Addressing the social and emotional needs of each child is an essential part of the ISES Early Childhood Program. Fundamental is a positive self-image for all children — feeling confident about themselves and their ideas, as well as their abilities. Each child is encouraged to take risks and to view mistakes as natural learning experiences. The ages from 4 to 6 are times when children become more sensitive and aware of those around them and learn to be tolerant and respectful of the differing ethnic origins, beliefs, feelings and abilities of others. Children also learn to develop and sustain good relationships.
The ISES Early Childhood Program is based on an integrated day in which learning is not separated into subject areas. Learning is through doing. Work and play are interchangeable, and all classroom experiences yield learning opportunities.
ISES students in Grades 1-4 gradually move from a developmentally based program toward a more formalized approach to learning. Children continue to learn by doing, practicing previously learned skills and acquiring new ones. Teachers encourage the formation of good work and study habits and organizational skills as well as a respect and understanding for other cultures. They endeavor to stimulate every child’s interest, curiosity and creativity, and to promote a true love of learning.
The Lower School strives to challenge each child to fulfill his or her fullest potential. Individual and group work in all core subjects is used to enhance students’ problem-solving, critical-thinking and logic skills. ISES students come from many different schools and learning environments and their learning needs are assessed regularly to ensure their success. Teamwork and responsibility are emphasized throughout the Lower School.
Subjects include English (reading, writing), Music & Arts, Maths, ICT, social studies and science. We also offer Arabic Language, Religion (Islamic & Christian), physical education and field studies.
Middle School (Grade 5-8):
ISES Middle School program is designed to nurture the intellectual, ethical, social/emotional and physical development of youngsters during their transition from childhood to adolescence. Students experiencing the rapid growth that occurs in early adolescence flourish in an educational environment that is distinctly different from either the Lower or High School models.
During Grades 5 through 8, students experience a dramatic shift in their cognitive abilities as they move from a concrete mode of thought to a more abstract level of thinking. To foster this growth, the curriculum is structured to guide students in making connections and seeing relationships among subject areas and with the world beyond the classroom.
The Middle School seeks to nurture close, trusting relationships with adults and peers to create a climate for personal growth and to help students deal successfully with change and transition. Homeroom and advisor group time provides students with the opportunity to share interests and concerns and experience the encouragement of their classmates and teachers. Students receive additional support from a full-time counselor and health classes at each grade level.
Program of study:
ISES Middle School students are expected to carry a full program of studies. Generally, this means major courses in English, mathematics, Arabic language, science, History, Geography, Arts, ICT, Religion(Islamic and Christian) , physical education and health.