Welcome to the International School of Luxembourg
A thriving Preschool - Grade 12 international school
for children aged 3 - 18 years
We provide an outstanding education and inspire our students to engage in both academic and enriching co-curricular programmes. Our students enjoy school and set high expectations for themselves. The community is continually rewarded by their achievements.
Ages 3 - 7
In the Early Years at ISL we believe that every child has enormous potential and is a valued contributor both to their own learning and to their world.
Ages 7 - 11
In Grades 2 -5 in the Lower School, our students are engaged in learning that inspires them to want to investigate further, to understand more fully, to apply learning and to become enthusiastic and active participants in learning in all its forms.
Ages 11 - 14
Students in the Middle School are making the transition from childhood to adolescence and are passing through a critical phase in their intellectual, emotional and physical development. Within the Upper School we have developed a middle years programme specifically to meet these needs.
Ages 14 - 18
During the High School years students develop the motivation and self-reliance that they will need at college or university and beyond. To this end, we offer a challenging and stimulating curriculum. In Grades 11 & 12, most students follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme.
An article from ISL Director David J. Condon, PhD
Exposing our students to diverse cultures, perspectives, and backgrounds is a vital component of a preK-12 international school experience. What are key competencies students will develop in a school embracing diversity in an international school?
Last night marked a momentous occasion as our Grade 5 students showcased their remarkable achievements through their PYP Exhibition. The air was filled with excitement, anticipation, and pride as these young learners confidently presented their projects to the school community, parents, and esteemed guests.
Learn more about Charné Olivier, Alumna (Class of 2014)
Learn more about Toren O'Leary, Alumnus (Class of 2016)
Congratulations to Chester Kiefer, Grade 10 student, for his great success as a racing driver. For 2023, Chester plans to continue Kart Racing at the Benelux and European Championships and possibly again at the World Championship at the end of the year. Please read his story in his own words here:
Learn more about Karitas Didriksdottir, Alumna (Class of 2004)
Learn more about Catherine Kayser, Alumna (Class of 2010)
Grade 11 students were privileged to meet Cooperation Nord-Sud Founder, Roberto as well as his colleagues Simona and Dr. John Bosco. Cooperation Nord-Sud is an NGO in Luxembourg working to help support basic human rights, including the right to clean water, access to health care and education in communities in Africa.
Learn more about Neil Penning, Alumnus (Class of 2018)
ISL is one of only a few international schools to offer Theatre as a specialised course in our Lower School for grades 1-5. Using the Primary Years Programme Drama Curriculum, students create theatre and drama together and learn to be critically aware audience members of performances.
Theory of Knowledge (ToK) is essentially a deep-critical-thinking course, which invites Upper School students to consider the way knowledge is produced, its relationships and values, how we communicate our beliefs and opinions, and why knowledge develops over time. The five areas of knowledge help to discover this: the Arts, History, Human Science, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences. In ToK classes, we investigate how the nature of knowledge differs in these areas. With the help of concepts such as perspective, objectivity, truth, evidence, and certainty, the students analyse real-life situations in and out of the classrooms.
ISL’s Grade 5 classes were treated to an amazing learning experience when three professional musicians including Leon Ni, the OPL’s principal trombonist came to ISL to introduce the Brass family to prospective Grade 5 Band students.
Last Friday’s Annual Welcome Back Festival was a huge success with a record number of attendees turning up to celebrate the start of the school year.
The ISL has announced the results of its 2022 Graduating Class at the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, with an outstanding 98% pass rate, as four students achieved a perfect score.
ISL's young scientists received their awards this past June at the annual “remise des prix” for Physics, Biology and Chemistry Olympiads.
A team of ISL students became the first team to represent Luxembourg at the F1 in Schools World Finals. This year the F1 in Schools event was held in the iconic heart of British Motor racing: The Silverstone track. The event was attended by hundreds of competitors and visitors all the time surrounded by the sounds of racing taking place. Teams had the opportunities to present their many challenges and achievements to everyone through their ‘Pit Displays’ and the various trips and events which took place.
CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) is a required component of the IB Diploma Programme. CAS complements a challenging academic programme in a holistic way, providing opportunities for self-determination, collaboration, accomplishment and enjoyment.
During the week of May 23, ISL celebrated the annual UNESCO International Arts Education Week in the HS, with musical and theatrical performances and visual arts and design technology presentations for students and teachers across ISL.
Swing! magazine recently interviewed Grade 11 twins Stefan and Andrew Rojas regarding their passion for golf, their dreams for their future, and the support they receive from their parents Sonia and Gerardo.
On Wednesday 25 May, the International School of Luxembourg (ISL)’s Class of 2022 graduated at the Grand Theatre de la Ville de Luxembourg. Parents and relatives were delighted to attend the event on site for the first time since 2019, after Covid-related restrictions have been lifted.
Learn more about Dimitri Hadjichristou, Alumnus (Class of 2011)
This year Diversity Day in Luxembourg celebrates its 10th anniversary of the signing of the Luxembourg Diversity Charter of which ISL is a signatory.
At ISL different activities were planned to celebrate and embrace our differences, promote an inclusive community, and think about how we can ensure ISL is a school where everyone feels valued, appreciated and engaged.
On Thursday, 5 May, four outstanding young women were awarded the Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) award in a ceremony at the Athénée de Luxembourg. Three ISL students – Naz Erdogan, Maya Fish (participating via Zoom), Laurine Koenig – as well as Ashley Monteiro from the Athénée de Luxembourg, were celebrated in a ceremony hosted by former YWPA winner (2012) Shabnam Ahani-Kamangar.
On May 6 and 7, 40 intrepid Middle School students created theatre magic with visiting ISTA artists Anna Andresen and Emily Grant around the theme "Safe Houses and Fortresses: the different ways we protect ourselves, our communities and our personal space".
Learn more about Davide Gomiero, Alumnus (Class of 2016)
Learn more about David Walker, Lower School Deputy Principal
ISL students were amazing at this year's 51st Jonk Fuerscher. After a presentation on the big stage on Friday and Saturday students were invited to participate in STEM workshops, listen to live music and hear keynote speakers from the science fields.
Céline Wagner (Class of 2020) recently met (via Zoom) with Grade 11 Green Club members, Maya Fish and Laurine König, to talk about her volunteer work in the Peruvian Cloud Forest as well as life at University (IE in Spain) where she is obtaining a dual degree in Business and International Relations.
Catherine is the first ISL Alumnus to be appointed to the ISL Board of Governors.
Recently, a panel of nine ISL Alumni met virtually with Grade 12 students to talk about transitioning to life in University.
In January, ISL's Entrepreneurship Club hosted its first guest speaker, Alumna Beatriz Guia, (Class of 2013).
This school year, Grade 10 students attended a series of six 'Career Panels' with ISL Alumni and Parents.
ISL was graced with the presence of film-maker May Taherzadeh on 17th March, made possible by Anne Cuvillier of the Unity Foundation.
On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 March, ISL hosted the 16th edition of the annual Global Issues Network conference. This year again, the event was held virtually, which gave the chance to over 170 students from 20 schools to participate.
Learn more about Elena Perticucci, Alumna (Class of 2018)
ISL' Green Club News: Environmental knowledge week, held the week of 7th to 11th February, was a success!
As part of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness on the causes and consequences of climate change, a group of students has been collaborating with Médecins Sans Frontières for the last couple of weeks on the missing map project.
As part of the Environmental Week at ISL Matthew Pye, author of ‘Plato tackles climate change’, visited the Upper School to help students to grasp a better understanding of knowledge pertaining to the climate crisis and consider why it remains largely ignored.
Learn more about Kim, Lower School Art Coordinator
The silent talk (chalk-talk) routine in Grade 1 helps students to express their thoughts about different works of art as introduction to the unit of inquiry “How we express ourselves”
In this age of ubiquitous devices and virtual connections, what does it mean to be a decent human being? Do the old rules still apply? Grade 7 students delved into these issues (and more) in performing a short vignette play by Canadian playwright Lindsay Price.
“Stumbling stones” are brass plates, which remember the life and death of victims of Nazi persecution. What a special moment when the students of the German A class were allowed to hold a “stumbling stone” in their hands, which remembered the deportation and the death of Bernard Nussbaum, a 10 year old Jewish boy from Luxemburg.
Guest Puppeteer artist Manon Gautier has recently been working creatively with the Grade 6 theatre classes to introduce them to the wonderful world of shadow puppetry.
Learn more about Tali Golergant, Alumna (Class of 2019)
Learn more about Noah Melton, Alumnus (Class of 2020)
Learn more about Jack Ridgway, Alumnus (Class of 2015)
Learn more about Dinara Mambetshaeva, Alumna (Class of 2021)
Learn more about Alison Logier, Alumna (Class of 2013)
Grade 8 and 9 designed sculptures
This week Upper School students presented two fabulous concerts.
A cast and crew of over 40 students presented two Shakespearean classics on Thursday, 9th and Friday, 10th of December in the Upper School Auditorium.
ISL is taking part in the annual worldwide Computer Science Education week which aims to inspire students to learn Computer Science
High School students performed an amazing Broadway Musical Revue with solos and ensemble songs from multiple musicals.
The Formula 1 educational experience inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.
November 25th marked the International Day Against Gender-Based Violence and the launch of the sixteen day 'Zonta Says NO' to Violence Against Women campaign to raise awareness of and increase actions to end violence against women and girls around the world.
ISL supports all learners to be global digital citizens and responsible users of digital ecosystems and environments
At ISL we believe that extra-curricular activities play an important role in the development of our students, allowing opportunities for them to learn new skills and broaden their experiences as well as providing occasions to socialize with each other and make new friends.
At ISL we aim to inspire all students to develop their artistic literacies in positive learning environments through exploration, application, analysis and critical reflection
ISL supports all learners to be global digital citizens and responsible users of digital ecosystems and environments.
Grade 4 French students are taking part in global digital storytelling project.
Bucket full of Kindness in Lower School
At ISL we believe learning happens in and out of the classroom:
Early Years students had a wonderful time exploring the forest and fully embraced all of the learning experiences that the forest had to offer.
Learn more about Joey, Assistant Principal of Early Years
Learn more about Danica Torrens, Alumna (Class of 2018)
Learn more about Susan Zhong, Alumna (Class of 2020)
This week the Kindergarten students took part in the 'International Fairy Tea Party' - a celebration of play and imagination that takes place globally.
Learn more about Andreea Virban, Alumna (Class of 2012)
3 ISL alumni win the prize 'Best Medical Project'
Learn more about Eline Munster, Alumna (Class of 2017)
Yesterday, we were thrilled to welcome students, parents and staff to the Welcome Back Festival.
The first Lower School Blue Hats team members for this school year have received their training and started their community service.
What a fabulous launch of the 'F1 in Schools' club with around 60 Upper School students.
ISL's Director David J. Condon has been interviewed by Delano.
Welcome back to our students and a very warm welcome to all new ISL families!
We wish you all a successful and amazing year!
Learn more about Ryan Collins, Alumnus (Class of 2018)
As I retire after twenty-six years at ISL, it has been a privilege and a pleasure to be a part of its growth. I look forward to seeing the School’s continued success and encourage everyone at school to embrace the changes that will come, to encourage and challenge our students to think big and to develop the passions and skills they will need to be future ready.
Learn more about Roderick Wassenaar, Alumnus (Class of 2016)
Learn more about Morgan Kibler, Alumnus (Class of 2014)
Learn more about Beatriz Guia, Alumna (Class of 2013)
Learn more about Alexis Rakochy, Alumna (Class of 2017)
Learn more about Mariah Wosinski, Alumna (Class of 2013)
Learn more about Mhari Glober, Alumna (Class of 2014)
Learn more about André Wilmes, Alumnus (Class of 2007)
Learn more about Alex Moore, Alumnus (Class of 2016)
Last Friday March 12, Grade 11 students met virtually with 19 ISL Alumni to learn more about different fields of study, applying to university, and life away from home.
Learn more about Federico Giusto, Alumnus (Class of 2013)
The first Alumni Virtual Quiz Night took place on Saturday, February 6, with 30 alumni participating, ranging from the Class of 1993 through to the Class of 2018.
Learn more about Pascal Issert, ISL Chef for 16 years, retired in January 2021
Learn more about Maaret Davey, ISL Board of Governors Chair, elected December 2020
Learn more about Antonio Del Rio, Alumni (Class of 2020)
Learn more about Seongmin Park, Alumni (Class of 2020)
Learn more about Emanuele Osella, Alumni (Class of 2020)
Learn more about Elisa Martini, Alumni (Class of 2020)
Learn more about Ian Kearns, Alumni (Class of 2020)
Learn more about Dennis Heintz, Alumni (Class of 2020)
Learn more about Camille Verdier, Alumni (Class of 2012)
Learn more about Arnita Hallerstrom, Alumni Parent
Learn more about Omar Hoek, Alumni (Class of 1988)
Learn more about Nico Lhoest, Alumni (Class of 2015, attended ISL for 16 years)
Learn more about Iris Gramegna, Alumni (Class of 2012)
Learn more about Chris van der Lugt, Alumni (attended ISL from 1990-1999)
Learn more about Catherine Goetzinger, Alumni (Class of 2012)
Learn more about Cameron Bissett, Alumni (Class of 2016)
Learn more about Henry Munster, Alumni Parent
Learn more about Sebastian Herforth, Alumni (Class of 2013)
Learn more about Daniel Ham, Alumni (Class of 2004; K1-12th grade)
Learn more about Diana Marín Dawid, Alumni (Class of 2013, attended ISL from 2004-2013)
After ten years spent at ISL, Patricia Angoy, Lower School Principal and Acting Director, decided to take up a new challenge and accepted the position of Principal at Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa (UWCSA).
On Saturday 13 June, the International School of Luxembourg (ISL) Class of 2020 graduated in the school’s own premises.
Learn more about Sarah DeLuca (Class of 2013)
Learn more about William Cope, Alumni (2000-2015)
Learn more about Kirsty Sutherland, Alumni (Class of 2012)
Learn more about Matt Heinrich, Alumni (Class of 2012)
Learn more about Jennifer Constantinou, Alumni (attended ISL 1994 to1998 - Class of 2000)
Learn more about Barbara Batten Snavely, Alumni (attended ISL 1963 to1964)
On January 15, 2020, seven ISL Alumni shared the impact ISL has had on them since graduating.
Learn more about Yumiko Watanabe Fukai, Alumni (attended ISL 1977 to 1981)
Learn more about Vanessa Gerrard, Alumni (attended ISL 1985 to 1999)
Learn more about Molly Vickers, Alumni (Class of 2015)
Learn more about Sanjay Shringarpure, Alumni (Class of 1991)
Learn more about Rickard Linder aka Rick, Alumni (Class of 1993)
Learn more about Neda Naqvi, Alumni (Class of 2001)
Learn more about Kristi Ried-Barton, Alumni (attended school from 1964 to 1967)
Learn more about Colm Cannon, Alumni (Class of 2004)
Learn more about Armelle Duvieusart, Alumni (Class of 2013)
Close to 40 Alumni gathered in London for the "2020 Meet-Up". What a thrill it was to see previous students catch up with one another sharing stories and future endeavours.
ISL student Charlotte Barberon gains the highest mark in the world for Cambridge IGCSE Additional Mathematics in Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards
Learn more about Tracy, Teaching Assistant in the Early Years
On behalf of the Board of Governors of the International School of Luxembourg (ISL), their former Board Chair and Chair of the Search Committee, Robert Deed, we are pleased to announce that DAVID J. CONDON has been appointed School Director, effective August 1, 2021.
In the December issue of TIE, ISL is featured in “Students Strike for Climate Change at International Schools Around the World”.
West Side Story (School Edition) was a HUGE success involving students from both Middle and High School.
Learn more about Semir, Lower School Receptionist
Learn more about Stuart, Lower School Teacher at ISL
Learn more about James, Parent and Upper School - Social Studies Teacher at ISL
Learn more about Aleth Berenice Heger-Hedløy, Alumni (Class of 2013)
Learn more about Chris Hewett, ISL Parent
Learn more about J.C. Timberlake, Alumni (Class of 1973)
Interview of Matt Rhodes, Graduation Class 1980
Learn more about Marie-Louise Bateson, Alumni (Class of 1998)
Learn more about Dorthe Obel, ISL Parent
Learn more about Bruce, Design Technology Teacher in the Upper School
Learn more about Joanne Zhou, ISL Parent
Learn more about Jacob Arnould, Alumni (Class of 2013)
Learn more about Sheila, Social Studies Teacher in the Upper School
Interview of Kathrin Helminger, Graduation Class 2010
The International School of Luxembourg (ISL) Class of 2019 graduated on Saturday 25 May at the Grand Theatre. A total of 100 students from 27 different nationalities were in the graduating class this year.
GIN was founded 16 years ago at the International School of Luxembourg and has since become a global phenomenon with over 100,000 members spanning five continents. Over 500 GIN projects have already been implemented thanks to the grassroots idea and enthusiasm of students around the world.
Eight former ISL students shared their stories about their experience at ISL and where they are now.