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|Language of instruction
|Native English teachers
|Extra languages (other than English)
This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students
|Number of nationalities represented in the school
|Additional language classes offered by the school
|External examinations or assessments available
IGCSE, IB Diploma
|Entry evaluation for students
|Brief description of entry evaluation required
|Supervised care before/after school
The Early Morning & After School Care of ISR offers you complete flexibility. ISR provides qualified childcare outside official school hours – from morning to evening. The Early Morning Care starts at 7.30 am and takes care of your child until the start of school at 8.15 am. The After School Care takes place directly after class finishes and ends daily at 5 pm.
|School provided lunches
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered
Drama, piano, yoga
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school
The International School Ruhr is an English-speaking private day school that has been based in the heart of Essen for 11 years, in the Ruhr area. It follows the school concept of SBW Haus des Lernens Holding AG, a leading Swiss private educational institution.
ISR's team of experienced international teachers attaches great emphasis on the importance to deliver the high expectations of parents with the personal and academic success of each of its so-called learning partners. By nurturing its very youngest childrens’ talent and their inquisitive young minds during their pre-school years, learning partners accomplish academic success in the globally recognised International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB DP) as they conclude their life at ISR.
|Teaching approach of the school
In the primary school the students follow the Primary Years Programme, which is an internationally recognized curriculum framework which places the student at the center of the learning experience. Inquiry-based learning and transdisciplinary learning is at the heart of the PYP curriculum model. This prepares students for the academic rigors of the secondary school. The learning content of grades six to eight follows an inquiry based learning approach where students are encouraged to cultivate 21st Century learning skills. Grades nine and ten follow the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), a programme developed by Cambridge University. Grades eleven and twelve follow for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Certain subject combinations and grade averages guarantee the nationwide recognition of both degrees as Mittlere Reife (after grade ten) or as Internationales Abitur (after grade twelve). The International Baccalaureate Diploma entitles students to study at universities worldwide.