What is the average class size?
Our standard class size is 20 though in exceptional circumstances additional students are accepted. In High School, classes are often smaller.
How international is the student body at MIS?
MIS has 27 different nationalities.
Is there a dress code?
Wearing the School Uniform proudly is a sign of a good attitude. The Uniform creates a strong image and a sense of pride and togetherness. It reduces any feelings of difference between students and encourages them to value each other equally.
All students must wear black leather shoes with black socks, except for the Primary girls whose socks are white. Grey trousers, skirts or skorts supplied by the School are compulsory in all year groups.
How is the staff made up?
All our staff is professionally trained and experienced. Many come from varied international backgrounds and educational institutions.
Is there adequate space for activities outside of the classroom?
MIS has several facilities for PE, sports and performing arts. An all-weather pitch is available for outdoor games along with a covered court for basketball, badminton volleyball etc. Having both an outdoor and a covered space means our students can participate in activities year round. MIS also has Dance and Music studios and an Assembly Hall which are used for concerts and performances. There are also covered playing areas specifically for our younger students but enjoyed by all.
How are the needs of students met?
Primary classes have an assistant teacher who works closely with the classroom teacher. At every level from Year 1 to 12, students who require support in English language skills have access to our English as Additional Language support (EAL) programme.
What programs of study do MIS follow?
Children follow the English Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, modified for our local context. The philosophy is one of learning through play to make sure the children are ready for the social, emotional and intellectual journey ahead. When appropriate they begin a carefully structured phonics programme to start them off as skilled readers and writers.
In Lower Primary the intense focus is on developing language and reading skills. The Cambridge International Education curriculum provides the structure for English, Maths and Science.
In Upper Primary students continue to have a single home room teacher for most subjects with specialists for art, music, Information and Communication Technology and Physical education. The English National Curriculum supplements the Cambridge approach and students take the Cambridge Checkpoint exams in Year 6.
As they start in the Secondary School students are ready to have specialist teachers for all subjects. They continue to have a broad and balanced curriculum and sit Cambridge Checkpoint exams in Year 9.
All students study for IGCSE in Maths, the science subjects and English (First or Second Language). Each student’s curriculum is tailored to meet his or her needs after a process of guidance. They choose a pathway that is right for them. This can include IGCSEs in a wide range of subjects.
Our core provision is the English Advanced Level programme which also leads to graduation with a United States high school diploma but we remain flexible, committed to meeting individual needs