QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

1. What is your school philosophy?

2. What qualities are you looking for in students?

3. What are your class sizes and student-to-teacher ratios?

Student-Teacher Ratio (calculated using the reported number of students and full-time equivalent teachers)

12:1

National

17:1

4. What steps is the school taking to protect students from the COVID19 virus?

The following steps will be taken at ISSTA:

5. How much is tuition?

Yearly Tuition - NON Boarding

$35,000* (high-school grades/9-12)  - COMING IN 2025

*For more information, please contact the school.

6. How safe and secure is the school?

"Safety First"

Safety is extremely important at ISSTA. The administration has campus security personnel 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Emergency call columns for students to push in case of an incident are also readily available. Each living facility is equipped with emergency buttons to reach out to law enforcement in case of emergency. There is a call center site for parents to be informed during a natural disaster or otherwise. Faculty and students are also able to utilize an online form to notify the emergency call center through the ISSTA app. This will alert that someone needs helps immediately. The administration cannot stress enough the importance of security for our students, faculty, family, and our community.

7. Does ISSTA provide hybrid learning?

We all agree face-to-face education works best for students, however, COVID19 has forced K-12 and higher education institutions, nationally and internationally, to become creative in order to deal with the "new reality". For this reason, ISSTA will offer hybrid learning which means, that if for medical or family reasons you as the parent decide not to send your child to the physical school on any given day, the student will be able to log-on from anywhere in the world during class time and partake in the learning process. Likewise, faculty may teach from home (permission from Principal required) if for medical or family reasons they are unable to make it to the physical campus.

8. What extracurricular activities do you offer?

8. What are your teachers’ qualifications?

9. How do you integrate technology into the classroom and throughout the campus?

10. How do you measure individual achievement and progress?

11. What is student life like?

ISSTA is a green school where student activities enrich the intellectual, ethical and social development of the students engaging them in community involvement, leadership opportunities and weekday activities. We are committed to providing excellent programs and services that promote student self-governance, respect for diversity, civic responsibility and life-long learning.

ISSTA is also second home for our domestic & international boarding high school students who actively participate in events/activities during after school hours and on weekends. Living on campus not only offers extensive social and academic opportunities, but also allows students to make life-long friends from different parts of the world. Being an active member of community helps our students become future leaders who have well-developed leadership & intellectual skills. Students at ISSTA explore the world through educational trips and activities more than their peers elsewhere.

12. How is your school governed and operated?

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