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Welcome to the web portal of Verdala International School


Welcome to the Verdala International School (VIS) website.  If you are a returning family, thank you for your continued confidence in VIS and for trusting us with the critical work of educating your child.  If you are a family new to VIS, welcome to our school community and thank you for enriching our school.  If you are considering VIS as an educational option for your child, we hope this website will provide the information you need to make informed decisions.  Please feel free to contact our school personnel for more detailed information. 

Please consider the following overview.

VIS Curriculum
  • Age3-Grade 5:  International Primary Curriculum.  Used globally by 800 schools in 58 countries.
  • Grade 6-8:  International Middle Years Curriculum.  Beginning August 2013.
  • Grades 9 and 10:  International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).  Authorized by the Cambridge International Examinations Board.
  • Grades 11 and 12:  International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP): Authorized by the IB since 1995 and recognized by universities around the world.
VIS Accreditation and Affiliations
  • Full United States Accreditation since 1994 Kindergarten-grade 12
  • Member of the Council of International Schools
  • Member of the European Council of International Schools
VIS Teaching and Learning
Our international curriculum demands highly skilled and trained teachers who are dedicated to their students, international mindedness, and the Vision and Mission of VIS.  Teachers have an average of ten years teaching experience and have diverse educational and national backgrounds.  The maximum class size throughout the school is 17 while the average student/staff ratio is 8:1.  With such a favorable ratio, students are assured individual attention. Support for students learning English as the language of instruction is provided. VIS runs a residency boarding program for our students who need alternative living arrangements. There are currently eleven students in our Residency Program.

Brief History
Our school first opened its doors in 1976 as an oil company school. In the 1980s it was reconstituted as Verdala International School. Unique among educational institutions, Verdala International School is housed in a sandstone fort built by the British in the 1880s. The school also occupies two renovated former barrack blocks that housed British soldiers until Malta became independent in 1964.

Please contact us with detailed questions or for further information.  We look forward to serving you.

Roy G. Crawford,
Head of School