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International School of Krakow (ISK) is the first international school in southern Poland,
founded in 1993, shortly after the economic and political transformations of Central Eastern
Europe. ISK is an independent, not-for-profit, coeducational day school offering a high-quality standards-based education to the international community in and around Krakow.

Organization: The school board is the key governing body of the school. The board consists of up to nine members. The U.S. Consul General is designated as the chairperson of the board. The school cooperates with a domestic nonprofit educational foundation. ISK is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is a fully authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the Diploma Program. ISK’s stated mission is to be dedicated to excellence in the intellectual and personal development of tomorrow’s world citizens.

Curriculum: ISK’s core educational program is based primarily on standards used in many American schools, such as Common Core, NGSS, and AERO; but also draws on standards from the province of Ontario and the national language programs of Poland, France, and Germany. The early years program is run in the approach of Reggio-Emilia, the foreign language courses follow the Common European Framework (CEFR), and the grade 11 and 12 students follow the IB Diploma Program. English is the primary language of instruction. ISK offers a wide range of activities that enhance student learning beyond the classroom, including sports, the arts, academic extensions, as well as student leadership opportunities. As a member of the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA), ISK takes part in international events and competitions across Europe. Additionally, as a founding member of the Polish Athletics Activities Conference, ISK provides opportunities for local events in and around Poland.

Faculty: In the 2023-2024 school year, ISK has 80 total staff including 66 teachers, 18 of whom are U.S. citizens, 33 host-country nationals, and 15 third-country nationals from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Italy, Spain, France, Ukraine, South Africa, and Guatemala.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year, the enrollment was 345, including 37 U.S. citizens, 112 host-country nationals, and 191 third-country nationals.

Facilities: The school is in a facility just south of the city line, situated on a hilltop between two forest reserves overlooking the city of Krakow. The campus is secure with security infrastructure and guards. Recent infrastructure projects have expanded classroom space. The school offers a library, student collaborative space, sports field, basketball court, art room, music facility, and more.

Finances: In the 2023-2024 school year annual tuition rates are as follows:

Early Years: Application Fee PLN (one-time only) – 2,500 (two thousand five hundred PLN); Tuition PLN – 45,683.00 zł (forty-five thousand and six hundred eighty-three PLN). K0 – 12: Application Fee PLN (one-time only) – 6,350 (six thousand three hundred and fifty PLN); Tuition PLN – 74,868.00 zł (seventy-four thousand and eight hundred sixty-eight PLN) The Reservation Fee (non-refundable) of 4233 PLN is credited to the annual tuition fee. (All fees quoted in Polish zloty.)

Special Needs: Review the Special Needs Profile 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 2023 and are provided by the school.

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