The International School of Iceland (ISI) offers an international education in English to students who are in the Greater Reykjavik area for a limited period of time, and an international bilingual education (Icelandic-English) for students who are proficient in Icelandic and make Iceland their home. The school is open for students in grades kindergarten (five years old) to grade 10.
Organization: ISI is a private company with a non-profit mission statement. The governing school board includes five members, one appointed by the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik. In addition, there is a school council, composed of nine members, and an active Parent Teacher Association.
Curriculum: The curriculum is derived from AERO Common Core Plus Standards and, in the Primary School, the International Primary Curriculum. ISI is an IB Middle Years Program (MYP) candidate school for grades 7-10. The curriculum is enriched by classes such as woodwork, textiles, art, swimming, music, physical education and STEAM.
Accreditation: ISI is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).
Faculty: In the 2021-2022 school year, ISI has 17 total staff including 15 teachers. All staff members receive regular professional training and must be vetted.
Enrollment: At the start of the 2021-2022 school year, there were 95 students.
Facilities: ISI is in the process of building its own expanded facilities. Expected completion of phase 1, autumn 2022. The school is partially housed within an Icelandic public school in the suburb of Garðabær, a five-minute drive from the capital. As well as cultural exchanges, ISI’s students benefit from the public school’s state of the art facilities: swimming pool, gym, library, cafeteria and playground.
Finances: For the 2021-2022 school year, tuition for grades K-10 is $25,060. There is a bus service fee of $4,100. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars.
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Iceland, Reykjavik) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2021 and are provided by the school