Our School

Mission & Values


ISM’s mission is to deliver a top-quality, educational experience that ensures the college success and future work readiness of every student. We develop impactful leaders who possess depth of character and exhibit strong civic values. Our students understand the long-term value of a learning mindset, teamwork, and curiosity.

A member of the global SABIS® Network, our proprietary educational system facilitates a 360-degree view of academic progress, fostering accountability for students and educators, and transparency for parents/guardians.


The International School of Minnesota is committed to offering a safe and nurturing environment that encourages students to explore interests and identify areas of strength so they may achieve their full potential. As a community, we value cultural diversity and individuality. We deploy a unique approach to the student experience centered on three core pillars:

Academic Excellence
Academic Excellence
Life Skills
Life Skills
Personal Well Being
Personal Well-Being

Shared Values

  • To do their best and persevere with enthusiasm and commitment to attain their full potential
  • To learn to be independent and take ownership of their decisions and actions
  • To be inquisitive, forward-thinking, and agile learners ready for a changing world
  • To cultivate an awareness of self and others that is rooted in respect, empathy, and inclusivity
  • To practice honesty and integrity in all areas of life
  • To be socially responsible citizens and active members of their community

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