GUIDING CORE VALUES
ISU’s core values are the foundation for our priorities and serve to hold us accountable to ourselves and our community. We believe that:
Our school’s reputation is founded on the world-class International Baccalaureate (IB) program, personalized to each student’s needs and facilitated by an expert staff. Our mission defines the purpose of our school and guides our decision-making so that we can achieve our vision.
Our mission, in partnership with the ISU community, is to:
Achieve excellence in all that we do
to inspire the unique potential of our students to
contribute and thrive in a global society.
We will accomplish our mission by committing to:
a) Provide excellence in international education while encouraging the unique potential of our students.
b) Inspire our students to respect cultural diversity and the environment
c) Invest in a holistic educational experience that empowers students to become global citizens, life-long learners and critical thinkers.
The vision we hold for our school clearly defines where we are headed and what we aspire to achieve over the next five years. It will help build our community and inspire action, yet keep us grounded.
Drawing on Mongolia’s unique cultural heritage and environment,
ISU offers a world class international education to
prepare students for higher learning
and for life.
Empowering Students to Make a Difference
Education in Mind
Community in Heart
Success in Life
ISU provides a balanced educational program that is guided by the International Baccalaureate and comprises four areas in which ISU students are expected to demonstrate success and growth.
ISU provides education and inspiration for students based on an enriched IB curriculum.
We set high levels of expectations and foster intrinsic discipline in the pursuit of excellence. Our students enjoy a positive, supportive and vibrant environment in which to grow, learn and flourish. It is our aim to assist each student to fulfill his or her own unique potential as a foundation for success in higher learning and in life.
Participation in the arts is expected of all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. ISU offers music, drama and visual arts as courses, and orchestra, choir and secondary school play as options within our after school activities.
Students are encouraged to be the best they can be, with emphasis placed on effort and participation. Students are encouraged to be the best they can be, with emphasis placed on effort and participation. Excellence resides in the development of each student’s potential. ISU competes with both girls and boys teams in the ACAMIS league, in all three of the following sports: volleyball, basketball and soccer. For our extra-curricular, ISU offers table tennis, karate, dance, yoga and other running games for primary students.
ISU provides a nurturing atmosphere in which students develop into knowledgeable, confident, compassionate and public-spirited individuals. Students are expected to meet high standards of character and daily behaviour, and strive for courtesy, tolerance, perseverance, and an ethic of hard work, self discipline, honesty and commitment to service. We strive to provide a learning environment in which the skills and attitudes of global citizenship and community responsibility are refined, promoted, and practiced. Our programs and practices are motivated by our educational philosophy.
To fulfil our mission and vision, and to adhere to our guiding core values, ISU is committed to achieving the following strategic goals and objectives over the next five years.
(i) Education: Offer a balanced educational experience based on the IB learner profile that fully engages and challenges students and is steeped in our host country’s natural and cultural resources;
(ii) Community: Foster a vibrant and connected community where all voices are heard and valued, and where involvement in the community and natural environment enhances educational opportunities for students’ learning and character development;
(iii) Facilities: Enhance our existing facilities and grounds and build new structures that match our expanded community and vision, support our curricular and co-curricular programs, and provide a safe, attractive, and functional environment in which to learn;
(iv) Personnel: Attract, empower, and retain outstanding staff who are committed to the school’s mission, core values, and educational philosophy;
(v) Admissions: Attract motivated and capable students from diverse backgrounds who are well-matched with the school’s educational programs, while communicating and enhancing our reputation and service to our community;
(vi) Governance: Strengthen the efficacy and continuity of the Board of Trustees by attracting and retaining Trustees who are committed and active in achieving our vision.
These goals form the core of our Strategic Plan and represent our long-term strategic commitments. No single goal takes priority over the other – they are interconnected with success in one dependent on success in the other. In this way, the Strategic Plan cannot be pursued as a progression of ordered steps; it is to be implemented in a holistic manner, moving forward in all areas at once.
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