The International School of Islamabad (ISOI) is a private, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, offering an American curriculum to students of over 25 nationalities. Founded in 1965, the School operates on a semester system.
Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors, 7 of whom are elected for 2-year terms by members of the International School of Islamabad Society, the sponsor of the School. The remaining 2 are appointees. Membership in the Society is automatically conferred on members of the academic staff and on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School. The School is not incorporated in the United States, but is registered under the Societies Act XXI of 1960 in Pakistan.
Curriculum: The curriculum for grades PK-5 are self-contained with specialized faculty who teach art, foreign languages, music, technology, host nation, and physical education. Grades 6-8 are semi-departmentalized with teaching teams at each grade level. The curriculum emphasizes the following subjects: English, math, science, foreign languages, art, social studies, music, technology, and physical education. Grades 9-12 provide a rigorous 4-year college-preparatory program with some general education curricula, as well as 10 Advanced Placement courses. The School also offers special English Language Learners classes and provides limited support for children with mild learning difficulties. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. ISOI is an International Baccalaureate Candidate School.
Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 35 faculty members and 3 administrators. Of the total staff, 41% hold Bachelor’s degrees, 53% hold Master’s degrees and 6% hold Doctorates. The School’s total student to staff ratio is 7:1.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 217 (PK-grade 12). There are 8 students in the class of 2012.
Facilities: The School is located on 23+ acres on the outskirts of Islamabad. The campus includes elementary school, middle school, and high school quads, a gymnasium, an auditorium, an open-air theater, a physical education center, tennis courts, a climbing wall, a running track, playing fields, a swimming pool, two libraries, and four technology centers.
Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, about 89% of the School's income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $4,800; K1: $7,500; K2-grade 5: $17,087; and grades 6-12: $17,817. The School charges a capital assessment fee of $4,900 applicable to all new students, KG2 through grade 12. This is a one-time, nonrefundable registration fee which provides funds for technology equipment, capital equipment, and building projects. A registration fee of $250 is to be paid prior to the evaluation of any application or testing of any new student. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)