International School of Monaco (ISM)'s mission statement drives all that we do at the school and I am sure, both on this website, and in the daily activities at the school, you will witness these important commitments being brought to life through the interactions of all members of our ISM community.
As a community of over 50 different nationalities, we are focussed on promoting international mindedness and global citizenship, to ensure that our students are able to take up their future roles as potential leaders in the international community in all walks of life. With almost as many different languages as nationalities, the school also focusses on providing differentiated language support, with a strong emphasis on a bilingual education in English and French in the Early Years and Primary School, and a continued emphasis on English and French in the Secondary School, but with the addition of an impressive number of other languages to cater to student backgrounds and aspirations.
Moreover, we believe strongly in our core values of integrity, learning, caring and respect, and all members of the ISM community are expected to demonstrate these values in all their behaviours. In particular, we emphasise the importance of creating a caring environment, in which students can be happy and engaged in the learning process, where their physical, social and emotional wellbeing is invariably and unquestionably supported.
Our Learning Principles and our Teaching and Learning Policy ensure that all our students receive the absolute highest standard of education in a consistent manner, in whatever context or stage in the school they might be in. In particular, we emphasise the importance of creating high levels of engagement and challenge, where students are curious and eager to expand their learning, fostered by high expectations and strong collaboration between students, teachers and parents.