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Curriculum Overview

Learning @VIS

At VIS, learning involves developing the knowledge, skills and understandings through inquiry-based and transdisciplinary strategies which prepare our lifelong learners for their future challenges. Effective learning occurs in a positive and nurturing environment, fostering a reflective growth mindset. This develops best in a context where students apply problem-solving skills to think critically and creatively in order to collaborate and take responsibility for their own learning. We promote personal well-being through a balanced education that includes creativity, activity, academic rigour, and a service learning environment. We provide meaningful learning experiences through an inclusive educational journey which develops transferable skills, resilience, and well-grounded and mindful individuals. We strive to offer varied pathways and opportunities to enable success for all.

VIS Curriculum

  • Age 3-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.

Our VIS Learning Environment

Our international curriculum demands highly skilled and trained teachers who are dedicated to their students, international mindedness, and the Vision and Student Profile 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 20 while the average student/staff ratio is 8:1.  With such a favourable 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.