SABIS® Educational System
SABIS® Philosophy and Goals
SABIS® is a global education network that has an active presence in 20 countries on five continents. Schools in the SABIS® Network educate over 70,000 students and implement a proven, proprietary system. SABIS® Network schools provide students with a top-quality education that prepares them to meet the challenges of a changing world.
SABIS® believes that a university education is academically accessible to nearly all students and works to achieve this through a non-selective policy of admissions. SABIS® also believes that the success of an educational institution should be measured by the value it adds to each individual.
At ISF, as in all SABIS® Network schools, we implement a non-selective admissions policy and attribute our success, and that of our students, to the philosophy, goals, and high standards of efficiency and accountability that ISF and the SABIS® Educational System™ demands.
The SABIS® Educational System
The SABIS® Educational System™ is a comprehensive academic program that has been developed and refined over a century. With a balance of academics, self-development, and life preparation, the SABIS® Educational System™ prepares students for success in university, fosters a lifelong interest in learning, and develops responsible world-class citizens. It blends quality education with traditional values of hard work and responsibility for self and others.
SABIS® Network schools aim to achieve the following academic goals:
- To qualify every student for entrance into colleges/universities around the world
- To provide a well-rounded education based on a mastery of the foundations of English, a world language (at ISF this is German), and mathematics
- To enable students to benefit from a bilingual education system
- To train students in logical reasoning and critical thinking
- To prepare students to be able to sustain intellectual efforts for long periods
- To generate excitement for lifelong learning
Non-academic goals pursued in SABIS® Network schools include teaching students to:
- Uphold high standards of ethical, moral, and civic conduct
- Make informed decisions on social issues
- Defend convictions and reverse negative peer pressure
- Participate in extracurricular activities, school management, and community work
- Foster tolerance, cooperation, and teamwork
- Understand the people of the world through an appreciation of differences as well as similarities
You can read about the most recent university destinations of ISF alumni as well as our university counselling in the “Paths to University” section of our website.