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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Maximum||21 students / class|
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|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Max. number of students per class||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
Many students enter ISU with little or no English, and usually they learn very quickly. Young children in particular learn languages quickly when they are surrounded by a new language all day. For older children, the speed at which they learn depends on the child. They are given extra support during class and by English teachers. Typically, a new student begins to understand English quickly, but it might take a few months before they develop the confidence to speak. Because of the rigors of the IB Diploma program, students entering Upper School will need to have a solid basis of English before we will consider them for admission.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
German, French, Spanish
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
|Approximate hours of homework given||
When children are younger and learning to read it is important that they read at home most evenings. After children have learned to read and write, then they are asked to do homework which complements their learning in school. In general, students should be able to complete their homework independently. Homework will increase in quantity and level of challenge as the child progresses through the school.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
|Students can join after academic year begins||
|External examinations or assessments available||
IB Diploma, IGCSE
|School start time||
|School finish time||
|Supervised care before/after school||
ISU's students can stay after school to attend After School Activities, Homework Club, or the After School Care Programme until 17:00. Special Early Morning Care starting at 7:00 and Evening Care until 18:00 (by special arrangement).
|School provided lunches||
|Other facilities at the school||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The International School of Ulm/Neu-Ulm is an authorized IB World School, offering the Primary Years Program (PYP) from Kindergarten to Grade 5 and the Diploma Program (Grades 11 and 12) of the International Baccalaureate (IB). The IB is an international curriculum designed for all children and is recognized internationally and in Germany.
|Teaching approach of the school||
ISU delivers an inclusive education that seeks to meet the needs of the whole child, nurturing their well-being and fostering a strong sense of community.