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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||15 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English as an Additional Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Average number of students per class||
Early Years: Average 13 students in each class
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Laptops and/or iPads are provided for all Elementary students. In the Secondary School, students are required to bring their own devices. The ISB recommended device is the Macbook Air, which can be purchased at a reduced cost by using the school’s Apple Education Vendor Discount.
|External examinations or assessments available||
|Entry evaluation for students||
Interview and assessment
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
The interview with each school's Principal will be required for all applicants and the assessments for Math and Reading will be required for the applicants between Grade 3 and Grade 11.
Depends on the grade level.
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|School bus service available||
|School provided lunches||
Except for sporting activities, ISB does not have a prescribed uniform.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
ISB offers many clubs and activities.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
ISB is a member of SKAC (Southern Korean Activities Conference) and KISAC (Korean International Schools Activities Conference). Sports tournaments and academic activities are scheduled throughout the year, with other member schools.
|Facilities at the school||
5 science labs, 3 art rooms, 3 music rooms, 6 music practice rooms, 3 multi-purpose halls, cafeteria, 3 design technology rooms, 3 libraries with a collection of over 30,000 books
|Sports facilities at the school||
Large gymnasium, outdoor tennis court, outdoor floodlit soccer field, 100m running track, 2 outdoor basketball courts, playgrounds for all ages
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
International School of Busan is an international school situated in Busan, South Korea's second largest city. ISB educates children from the age of three years old, right through to university entrance age in Grade 12.
ISB is an IB World School offering the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
|Teaching approach of the school||
ISB's approach to teaching is student-centered and inquiry based with a focus on conceptual learning and the inclusion of both local and global contexts. ISB promotes teamwork and collaboration, ISB explores differentiation, ISB uses assessments to inform teaching and planning, and technology throughout the school including a one-to-one laptop programme in our Middle and High Schools. ISB aims to develop independent and lifelong learners.