The International School of Schaffhausen provides quality education in a stimulating and caring environment. We aim to produce life long learners according to the standards of the International Baccalaureate Organization. We apply the principal of mutually supporting and respecting one another as different personalities with the same basic needs. Students and teachers contribute to making learning an exciting and enriching experience respecting that "Each mind has its own method" (Ralph Waldo Emerson).
In this spirit, the curriculum at the International School of Schaffhausen develops internationally minded people, who do not only respect and celebrate a world of cultural diversity, but take an active part in shaping it and in making this world a better place.
ISSH students are encouraged to be self-motivated in their learning. Teaching and learning is inquiry-based. Asking questions, wondering why things are the way they are and making connections, these are the key elements to self-motivated and self-directed learning.
Intelligence is a complex phenomenon. Abilities such as logical and critical thinking are just as much a part of intelligence as emotional awareness, the power of judgement, creativity, decision making skills and social competence. In a supportive though challenging environment children and young people will realize their full potential and achieve academic excellence according to their individual profile.
Each individuum develops their own personal way of processing information. Students learn at their own rate in their own style. In an inquiry-based, yet structured learning environment, students explore their interests, develop their strengths and progress to become successful learners.