At the International School of Luxembourg (ISL), sports is both an integral and essential part of the total educational programme. It develops all aspects of a child’s physical, social, and mental well-being both inside and outside the classroom. ISL believes that a wide offering of extra-curricular and competitive sports adds to the educational experience and promotes the social and physical development of participants.
ISL values the intrinsic benefit of sports participation and the spirit of team play. Emphasis is placed foremost on participation, cooperation, and good sportsmanship where coaches are teachers and role models for athletes, fostering positive attitudes, teamwork and respect of rules.
The ISL Sports Programme is divided into two categories:
- Early Years 3 to Grade 5 = Lower School (LS) Sports Clubs programme, and
- Grade 4 to Grade 12 = the competitive NECIS Team Sports programme.
The Lower School Sports Clubs programme is a feeder programme into the competitive Team Sports programme. Activities are selected by the LS Sports Club Coordinator supported by the Head of Sports and based upon a healthy combination of individual and team sports, facilities and coaching expertise available.
Activities are offered in three seasonal ten week blocks. There is a high demand for this programme and we have to limit numbers of participants. The electronic sign up procedure aims to offer a fair chance for all to participate based upon 1, 2 and 3 choices, where oldest students and waiting list candidates from previous season take preference.
The Sports department aims to develop not only an athletes’ physical fitness but also their grit, resilience, and determination in a safe, educational sporting environment. ISL provides an extensive programme of competitive team and individual sports throughout the year. In addition to ISL school policies, our athletes are also governed by the policies of the Northwest European Council of International Schools (NECIS) in which we participate.
The competitive NECIS Team Sports programme caters for the following age ranges;
- U10 (Under 10) = Grade 3 and Grade 4 (this age category for swimming only).
- U12 (Under 12) = Grade 5 and Grade 6.
- U14 (Under 14) = Grade 7 and Grade 8.
- JV (Junior Varsity) = all players in Gr 9 to Gr 12 who do not make Varsity team.
- Varsity = the best players from Grade 9 to Grade 12
We offer the following seasonal sports:
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|Track & Field
Girls Soccer (U12, U14 Varsity)
Coed Softball (JV & V)
All competitive age categories are U12, U14, JV and Varsity except for ones noted above.
Our competitive team sports are played within the league framework of the Northwest European Council of International Schools (NECIS). The regular season of competition in NECIS will culminate in a tournament hosted by one of the member schools. Competitions may also be scheduled with other International and local schools. Furthermore, as a member of the Ligue des Associations Sportives Estudiantines Luxembourgeoises (LASEL) and the Ligue des Associations Sportives de l'Enseignement Primaire (LASEP), we participate in selected local tournaments and sport events.