International School Yangon

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The International School Yangon (ISY)
အပြည်ပြည်ဆိုင်ရာကလေးများကျောင်း၊ ရန်ကုန်မြို့
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The International School Yangon (ISY) is located in Myanmar
The International School Yangon (ISY)
The International School Yangon (ISY)
20 Shwe Taungyar Road

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CoordinatesCoordinates: 16°48′48″N 96°09′09″E / 16.8132094°N 96.152517°E / 16.8132094; 96.152517
TypeInternational School
DirectorDr Greg Hedger
Staff60+ Teachers
Classes offeredAmerican Curriculum with IB Diploma Program
Colour(s)     Gold (Primary)
     Black (Secondary)
Athletics conferenceSouth East Asia Student Activities Conference (SEASAC)

The International School Yangon (ISY; Burmese: အပြည်ပြည်ဆိုင်ရာကလေးများကျောင်း၊ ရန်ကုန်မြို့) is a private, co-educational day school, which offers an educational program from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 for students of all nationalities who desire a U.S. education. The school was founded in 1955. The school year typically begins the second week of August and ends the first week of June.

The school operates as a private school entity in Myanmar(Burma) under the umbrella of the American Embassy. It is an American Embassy sponsored school and receives a small amount of its funding from The Office of Overseas Schools through the U.S. State Department.[1]


The school is governed by a 9-member Board of Management elected for 2-year terms by the Parent’s Association, the sponsor of the school. Membership in the Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the school. The school is non-profit and non-sectarian. It is unofficially permitted to operate by the Myanmar government.


The International School Yangon (ISY) has U.S.-based elementary and middle school curricula and a high school curriculum shaped by the adoption of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. The language of instruction is English with Mandarin and French taught as additional languages. The assessment program includes Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), International School Assessment (ISA), and the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) in addition to the broad spectrum of IB exams in grades 11 and 12. ISY is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), and a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS). The vast majority of ISY graduates are accepted by selective universities in the United States. Furthermore, there is a special assessment program for students interested in the technological department that go way above expectations which is the Measures of Extensive Technological Necessity Academic Oral Exam. (METNAO)


All applicants must complete an online application prior to enrollment. All admissions decisions are contingent upon a match between the student’s needs and the level of services provided by The International School Yangon. ISY does not have the personnel to provide for students with special needs who cannot be accommodated through differentiation in the classroom.


In the 2015-2016 school year, there is a director, 2 principals, 2 assistant principals, an IB coordinator, 2 counsellors, an advancement team, a librarian, and 68 teachers and 21 teaching assistants. Classes have 20 to 23 students.


The school consists of 1 campus. It consists of 7 buildings on a 4-acre site in a residential area of Yangon. It has a well-equipped library, 2 music rooms, an elementary art room, a high school art complex, an art gallery, 4 computer labs, a science lab, a lunchroom, and a sports court with adjoining stage. Sports facilities include a playground; a playing field; and 2 open-air, covered basketball/volleyball courts. As of the 27 of January, 2018, the school has a new large 6 storied building known as the SAS building (Science, Arts and Sports). The SAS now contains the bulk of the classes offered at ISY.


In 2015-2016 school year, about 98 percent of the School’s income derives from school tuition and other fees. The tuition rates are: PK: $11,250; K-grade 5: $18,050; grades 6-8 $19,050; and grades 9-12 $20,250. The school charges a one-time registration fee of $1,000 for grades K-12.


  1. ^ "East Asia and Pacific". Retrieved 2015-11-04.

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