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· Grades PreKG – KG, maximum 14
· Grades 1 – 4, maximum 18
· Grade 5 - 12, maximum 24
IAS is an accredited American school and therefore adheres to the American Common Core Standards (http://www.corestandards.org). In grades 11-12, students choose between two diploma tracks, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) and American High School Diploma (HSDP). The curricula for the Lower and Upper Elementary (Middle School) are designed to prepare students for these two diploma programs.
• International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)
• American High School Diploma (HSDP)
While both programs are recognized by universities worldwide, there are some key differences, notably:
• Number of classes: IBDP 6 + TOK (Theory of Knowledge); HSDP/5
• Number of classes taken at Higher Level (HL): IBDP/3; HSDP/2
• Length of Extended Essay: IBDP/4000 words; HSDP/1500 words
• Externally Assessed Exams: IBDP/Yes; HSDP/No (internally assessed)
After review of grade reports from the last two years of the applicant, the school determines if entrance exams are necessary, most often for English and/or Math.
Students entering the 10th grade should minimally have an English proficiency level of B1+. Leading up to the 10th grade, the school accepts students at all levels of English proficiency, with the understanding that students at the A0-B2+ level enter the school’s ESL program.
We have a fully staffed ”pull-out” ESL program. Students are placed in small classes based on their CEFR designation (A0-B2+) and are given up to 8 hours of ESL classes per week within their regular timetable.
We have a fully staffed ”pull-out” ESL program. Students are placed in small classes based on their CEFR designation (A0-B2+) and are given up to 8 hours of ESL classes per week within their regular timetable. No additional cost.
Yes. Each Wednesday after school is reserved for school clubs in activities like art, dance, and sport. Additionally the school features a student newspaper, the IAS Times, and theatrical opportunities including the Christmas Play and International Day. Depending on student interest, we also field football, basketball, chess and handball clubs. Clubs may change on a yearly basis.
We provide an international faculty representing many nations, including the USA, Britain, Ireland, Scotland, France, India, Turkey, Pakistan, and Poland. Each year we welcome faculty from other nations. All humanities courses are taught by native English speakers.
The student body is represented by over 40 countries. There is no dominant cohort at IAS. Rather, the school resembles the United Nations with each classroom represented as many as 10 different countries.
The school’s IB cohort consistently scores above world averages. For the 2019 exams, our IB cohort achieved an average score of 33.8 as compared to the world average of 32.1. Our top score from 2019 was 42.
Our graduates apply to top universities across the world with special emphasis on the UK, USA and EU member states. Notable Alumni attend/attended Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, University of California (various), King’s College London, UCL and many more esteemed Universities.
Students are not obliged to wear school uniforms but the school does uphold a dress code to ensure appropriate standards are followed.
Each class is assigned two Homeroom Teachers who are responsible for the integration of the class as well as behavioral and/or academic issues that sprout up throughout the year. The school communicates its Student Expectations and Behavioral Management System to students at the onset of the year. Conflicts are addressed immediately with an emphasis on dialogue and mediation. The school also provides opportunities to students in Mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication education.
Yes. The School Counselor provides valuable oversight to the Pastoral Care Program while also attending to students with individual needs.
Each Homeroom attends a minimum of two integration trips per year. Additionally, the school regularly offers one Green School trip per year and opportunities to attend Model United Nations conferences (MUN). Subjects teachers also regularly organize trips to suport their curriculum.
Grades 4, 6, 8, and 10 are obliged to take the International Standardized Assessment (ISA) once per year, which provides benchmark scores in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. IB students take their IB exams in May of their senior year, which are standardized assessements.
The school is an SAT test center, so students can register to take the exam here. However, SAT preparatory courses must be pursued outside of the school. To take the test, visit collegeboard.com
Yes, IAS welcomes students with little to no English in the lower grades. We offer additional ESL (English as Second Language) classes to students who will need extra assistance. However, we will need to review the proficiency of the English language of students who enter the High School.
IAS Teachers are very well experienced with accommodating students that come from all over the world. With over 40 nationalities represented, IAS teachers know how to help student adapt & acclimatise within the IAS community. Our multicultural nature of the student body helps new students adapt to the school and community quickly.
The enrollment fee is non-refundable; the deadline for paying the registration fee is the end of February of each year.
Yes, the enrollment fee must be paid every year.
No, the discounts are not added up, parents can choose 3 different options of discounts presented in the Tuition Fee or Discount subpage.
Parents are entitled to terminate the agreement within a 2-month notice period. It should be submitted in a letter form. Parents are obliged to pay the tuition fee for the notice period.
The tuition fee is payable for 10 months. The school in closed during the summer months (July, first half of August)
Tuition Fee excludes:
1. ISA, Apostilles, IB Examinations & IB Admissions Fees
2. School Trips in Warsaw, around Poland and Abroad
3. Pamoja Subject Courses Online
2. Lunch Service.
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