Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
Students come from many different countries: Australia, China, England, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Netherlands, and the United States.
|Most common nationality||
|Ratio of local students to international students||
Now MIS has approximately 50% Indonesian students, 24% of which holds dual citizenship and around 30% expatriate students.
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Native English speaking teachers||
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Bahasa, Mandarin, German
|Use of technology in the classroom||
MIS has a fully Wifi campus and a state of the art Apple-based computer lab.
All classrooms are equiped with overhead projector with screen, whiteboard, comfortable learning space, and high-speed internet access monitored by teachers.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
Students entering the school in Grade 2 or above are required to complete the MAP test in Reading Comprehension, Language & Literature, and Math. Students who are three or more grade levels behind the grade they are applying for may be denied admission.
|External examinations or assessments available||
|School bus service available||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
MIS does not employ a teacher specialized in children with special educational needs (SEN). However, MIS' teachers have broad experience working with children with many different learning needs and MIS does have a part-time specialist from New Zealand who works with individual students on literacy and numeracy support in the primary years. MIS will evaluate each student on a case by case basis. If you have recommendations from a learning specialist, please bring in the paperwork so MIS can determine how to best work with your child.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Soccer, swimming, futsal, basketball, badminton, modern dance, arts and crafts, electronics, digital movie making, computer applications, building a computer, chess, public speaking, debate, cooking
|Sports facilities at the school||
2 swimming pools, indoor gymnasium, full sized soccer field, 3 outdoor playgrounds
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Medan Independent School is the only school in Sumatera to offer the International Baccalaureate's (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP).