The United Nations International School (UNIS) is the school of the United Nations, and is a Pre-K-to-12th grade, coeducational, International Baccalaureate, college-preparatory day school.
Founded in 1947 by a group of United Nations parents to provide an international education for their children, UNIS has grown into an internationally recognized educational institution. Today, UNIS has 1,600 students and two campuses (Manhattan and Queens). UNIS was one of the founding schools of the International Baccalaureate (IB) and was among those awarding the first diplomas. The comprehensive Pre K-12 curriculum prepares UNIS students for the IB, and the school’s internationally recognized academic standards enable our students to study in top colleges and universities in the United States and worldwide.
Our students represent 109 countries, and are offered far more than solid grounding in classic and contemporary academic discipline. The UNIS international education enables students to become cognizant of the differences among the world’s people and to work together for the benefit of humankind.
Worked there for 7 years. Happy memories - the school has a real heart and soul. Every school I worked at says they are special - This is true of UNIS. If I had kids I would have been happy for them to go there.
As a French teacher and later on as Special Programs Director, this school still inspires me today (I left it in 1993!) for the atmosphere of understanding and good spirit that existed betwween the students, Faculty and administration. My best profesionnal experience ever. Long lives Unis!
I graduated from UNIS. For me it was a good experience, I do not think I appreciated how good an environment it was at the time. Looking back now, I realize I was fortunate to attend UNIS. That being said, when I was a student, the academics could have been more rigorous.
I met outstanding people at UNIS, one of whom I am marriedand several others that I still count as my best friends.
The location is a bit out of the way, but once you are there it is a safe haven.