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Ages 3 to 18

ISF Waterloo International School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Total first year fees: €19,250
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 14 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Contact email: office@isfwaterloo.org
School's webpage: isfwaterloo.org
Yearly fees: €17,500

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Number of students

195

Number of nationalities represented in the school

42

Most common nationality

Belgian, Nigerian

Ratio of local students to international students

20 percent

Max. number of students per class

18

Average number of students per class

14

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native English speaking teachers

Native or equivalent

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French

Use of technology in the classroom

We use Interactive Whiteboard, Chromebooks and tablets and we use the Google for Education Platform

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on the age for children it is a progressive scale it increases with the grade level.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

In some classes which are full.

Entry evaluation for students

Only if parents can not provide school reports from previous/ similar school for 14 years old and above if they are wishing to study those subjects

Brief description of entry evaluation required

A 40 minute test for each subject.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline but once a class is full we do not accept any more students.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE and AS and A Level exams from University of Cambridge

Results in these examinations

Vary according to individual students

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No we are nondenominational but we have 8 religions represented.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

N/A

School bus service available

Yes, door to door mini buses.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

We an independent Occupational therapist who works on site during school hours and 2 support teachers.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

All our programs have extension elements/ components.

Student access to education psychologist

No, but we refer to CHS.

School start time

9:00

School finish time

3:30 and Primary children finish at 12:30 on a Wednesday

Supervised care before/after school

Yes school is open from 7:45 and open until 17:30.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A full range from sporting, additional languages, arts and crafts and many more.

School provided lunches

No, but we have a caterer who provides hot lunches which they eat in their classrooms.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, halal, vegetarian, gluten free, diary free etc.

Sports activities included

Primary children have sport 3 times a week plus the follow a swimming program at the local pool
Secondary students learn PE 4 times a week up until 16.

Sports facilities at the school

We have a full size, fully equipped gymnasium and a half size sports arena in the playground.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

ISF Waterloo is a small school which is truly international. We focus on the student in small class sizes and prepare students to be confident learners and responsible citizens of the future.

Teaching approach of the school

ISF Waterloo provides a secure, inclusive and comprehensive learning environment, accountable to students and parents which equips each student to reach their full potential.