“Our son, who is currently in grade 11, enjoys going to ISR - and he is highly enthusiastic about his teachers. I would like to express my gratitude and share with you that he says ‘We only have super teachers!’
What Students and Parents Say
“We would like to thank you for the awesome change you and the excellent team of ISR have caused in my son. He is very happy and proud to be part of the ISR family.”
Family R. – Germany
“Real humans with real feelings” are what I encountered during my Big Brother Big Sister experience this term. I was nervous before seeing my new “little sister” for the first time simply because I didn´t know what she would expect of me. However, even after our first visit to the library together, I was overwhelmed by how happy she was to have someone to look up to. It filled me with pride and a warm feeling all day long. After a couple of weeks I could already see her changing, developing, becoming calmer – and every time she saw me in the hallway she would wave at me and give me the brightest, most genuine and heart melting smile ever. I can honestly say that it makes my day being able to brighten someone else´s so easily. I never could have imagined that there was such a source of happiness and inner growth inside of someone.
“From the first day on we were warmly and competently welcomed to ISR, even though we joined in the middle of the school year. The transition from the public school system to ISR was made as smooth and easy as possible for us. We especial enjoy the respectful manner in which everyone interacts. Furthermore, teachers and staff are highly motivated and helpful in answering any questions and solving any problems.
“Our final conclusion is that the decision to go to ISR was and is 100 % right for our daughter and us.”
The Gritzmann Family
“Already since first grade, I have liked everything about ISR: the school itself, the teachers, and everything related to it. Simultaneously, I started to play golf and I have been playing it professionally for 5 years. Golf is a game that really requires time, hard work and energy especially after entering the national team, but because my fellow students and teachers help and support me, they both work together quite well. Another reason for this is ISR’s positive and peaceful learning atmosphere which helps me to concentrate in class and also save time. Thank you very much!”
“Dear Ms. Jordanova,
“I am writing to you today to say THANK YOU so much for helping my son in his SAT II Math preparations. Thank you for taking the time to fill in the gaps that hadn’t been covered yet in the IB curriculum. I am excited to inform you that he scored a perfect 800 on this math subject test. This would not have been possible without your help!
“I really miss being a student at ISR! I miss the great atmosphere, all of my former teachers and my classmates. It was a great pleasure and honor for me to be able to attend this great school. Every day spent at the school was a gift. I could not wait for my alarm clock to ring in the morning, to get up and go to school. Getting up in the morning and coming to school felt like arriving at a second home. Being welcomed by the staff in the morning everyone knowing your name made me feel welcome.
“ISR is more than a private school; it is an institution and part of our life. Our children are happy to share the daily unique international experience with other students and the ISR staff . Our family, and especially our children, are very proud and happy to assist in all the festivities throughout the year. As we say in Greek, ‘the first 100 years of existence are difficult.’ We congratulate ISR on a job well done already in its first 10 years and for giving our children educational tools for a better future.”
The Kiourtsoglou Family, Greece
“Since joining ISR in September, our son enjoys going to Kindergarten very much. We know it is because of the teachers, staff, academic curriculum, school facilities and everything at ISR. It is our great pleasure to watch his development.”
The Inai Family, Japan
“My level of English is miles ahead. Speaking English all day long you learn this foreign language in no time, like when I joined ISR in the first grade. I even notice it with people who joined our school recently.”
“My schoolmates are nice, and the teachers are also very nice and always help us.”
“I like having free time, and I also like playing with my new friends, David and Caspian, and I like going to the computer lab. The most thing I like is the library with so many books.”
“I like playing on the playground and going to gym class. We have free time to read books. And, I like our activities.”
“I like my school because I have made a lot of nice friends. The teachers are nice, the classrooms are great, and everything is so well organized.”
“We learn English at ISR, so that when we go on vacation, we can speak correctly and also help our parents if they can't speak English.”
“I think it's great that we can do so many projects at ISR. The activities are fun, and you can choose which ones you want to do. And, some of them will, in fact, remain with you for the rest of your life.”
“Our daughter started at ISR with very little English. Because of ISR’s rigorous academic program and regular assessments via the SABIS® Educational System, she has been able to learn where her weaknesses in the language are. And, that has made her stronger.”
The Araki Family, Japan
“When joining ISR’s Kindergarten, our boys did not speak a word of English or German. Thanks to the friendly and supportive environment at ISR, they quickly picked up both languages and now, two years later, we are amazed every day how much they are learning in school. Best of all is that we feel that they are inspired to learn more, most times with happy smiles on their faces!”
The Ahlgren Family, Sweden
“ISR is very international and well organized! After a year, we feel even more confident in our choice. Not only are we happy that our daughter is learning so much, but she also tells us, ‘I like my school very much, and I have a lot of fun!’”
The Wu Family, China
“Our Grade 7 son joined at the beginning of 2009–10, and he feels very cared about at ISR. What a welcome change! He is balanced and happy, appreciates his friendly teachers who readily answer his questions and help when needed.”
The Pitsch Family, Germany