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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 33,480,248 Kyat
to: 58,143,275 Kyat
Address: 20, Shwe Taungyar, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

The largest nationality groups at ISY for the 2022-23 school year are Myanmar, South Korea, and India.

Ratio of local students to international students

30% Local, 70% International

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Mandarin, Spanish, Burmese

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Technology at ISY is used to enhance student learning across the curriculum in purposeful and meaningful ways. It aims to support a culture of learning where teachers and students alike are adept users and implementers of digital technology where information and ideas are communicated, explored, evaluated, and created. Within this context, students engage in authentic learning experiences that facilitate local and global collaboration, creative problem solving, and the development of innovative products.
In an ever-changing digital environment, students learn fundamental tools, knowledge, and skills that are necessary for life and learning. Students build an ethical base to their use of technology through learning to advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, ISY has adapted well to virtual learning. We have created a separate platform for students who are not in the same time zone to learn at their own pace. Then we also have synchronous lessons where students zoom into classes. This works for students who are physically in class and also virtual as cameras allow the students who are not in the class to see everything that is going on and interact with students in real time.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, SAT tests, MAP tests

Results in these examinations

IB Average Points (2022) - 34

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

On average homework ranges from 15-80 minutes per night depending on age and assignment.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98% of ISY graduates move on to colleges and universities of their choice around the world.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

In addition to an already differentiated curriculum and student centered learning, students with special learning needs can receive individualized or small group targeted instruction using specific interventions delivered by the learning services provider and/or the classroom teacher. The interventions are selected to match the learning need. These interventions can include push-in classroom and/or pull-out support depending on the type of intervention necessary. Specific classroom accommodations are also provided to ensure the student is receiving full access to the curriculum and other classroom and school activities.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

In addition to student centered learning and a differentiated curriculum, students who have higher abilities have access to extensions to the curriculum, curriculum compacting, mentorships, and special projects. In addition, CTY* course options are offered at the elementary school level (*Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth)

Student access to education psychologist

Names and contact information of international educational psychologists are available and can be provided to parents.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes. Assessments may be administered as needed. This is dependent on the documentation provided initially by applicants.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Evaluations are primarily for assessing English proficiency. Other assessments may be administered as needed

Waiting list

Every year there will be a waiting list but not necessarily in all grades.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline. ISY accepts applications all year with some students joining late in the year.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

School starts at 8:30

School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available

Not currently (22-23) but this may be started up again.

School provided lunches

There are two lunch vendors on campus for students.

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

Some vendors offer specialist food but most specific dietary requirements are brought from home.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ISY offers a wide range of after school activities that provide students with the opportunity to discover new areas of interest, develop talents and abilities, take on leadership roles, and form meaningful connections with other students.

Sports activities included

Physical Education is wide ranging at ISY including Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, Badminton, Tennis, Golf, Cross Country & Touch Rugby.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, ISY competes internationally against schools in the South East Asian region. This is called (SEASAC). We also compete against local international schools in Yangon (Yangon Athletic Conference) - YAC.

Facilities at the school

We have a main library and another area for books and study we call the Learning Commons. We have a number of Science Labs and a flexible large stage for events.

Sports facilities at the school

2 Court Gym with room for spectators, Outside Basketball courts, 7 lane 25m Swimming pool, Artificial Surface Soccer Field

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our Mission is: 'The International School Yangon is a community of compassionate global citizens.
Our Vision is: 'We aim to create lifelong learners who will be a force for positive change in the world.'

Teaching approach of the school

We have three ISY Learner Outcomes (ILOs) that we work towards with all of our students. All ISY graduates will be compassionate global citizens, lifelong learners and agents for positive change. In order to achieve this outcome we nurture in all of our students the ISY Learner Attributes. These are compassion, collaboration, communication, courage, creativity, critical thinking and reflection. These attributes are strongly embedded in our curriculum and in everything we do.

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