International School of Aleppo
|International School of Aleppo|
|President||Shirley B. Davis (until 2011)|
|Language||English, Spanish, and French|
|Rivals||Lycee Francais D'Alep|
|Publication||The Link, IISA Yearbook|
Founded in 1977, the English language International School of Aleppo (ISA) was the only International Baccalaureate World School in Syria. It offered the IB Primary Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme. The school's other major programs included International General Certificate of Secondary Education for 9th and 10th graders. As of April 2011, the school is no longer open due to the ongoing Syrian Civil War.
The ISA was a co-educational day school sponsored by International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). ISA offered a high quality, internationally acceptable program, primarily for the children of ICARDA employees. At the time of its closure, there were 385 students enrolled in grades K-12 representing 37 countries.
This school had a high range of facilities and a very strong athletic department. The campus had 14 buses, various administrative buildings various green parks. The school had two soccer fields, a tennis and badminton court, a volleyball court and a basketball court. The school hired staff from all over the world and promoted a diverse and safe learning environment.
The elementary school had a swimming program as well as lots of other extra-curriculars than ran after school. The secondary school also offered various extra-curricular and other opportunities outside of school. For instance, students in Grade 6-12 participated in "Regional Studies Trips" where they traveled around the Middle East and to learn about new cultures.
- Grades: Preschool to 12
- Location: Aleppo, Syria
- Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States
- ICARDA International School in Aleppo official web site
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