F.A.Q.

Quality answer for any question!

We have gathered the most frequent questions and procided answers to them below.

If you have any questions that either are not answered here or you just want to speak with somebody from staff, please write or call us and we will answer all of the questions on a spoken or written communication.

“Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition, especially to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards. Accreditation is necessary to any person or institution in education that needs to prove that they meet a general standard of quality.”

The International School of Latvia is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the USA and is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the IB Primary Years Program (PYP), IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and IB Diploma Program (DP).

ISL was authorised to teach the the MYP program in October of 1998, the PYP program in May of 1999, and the DP program in August of 2004.

Under normal circumstances, ISL offers school tours of the campus quite regularly. However, due to the current pandemic, school tours need to be carefully arranged following our health and safety guidelines. To schedule a school tour, please contact the Admissions Coordinator, Ms. Maira Erliha, admissions@isl.edu.lv, or call: +371 67755241; + 371 22825428.

Students at ISL do not wear uniforms.

International  School of Latvia is a day school. We do not have boarding facilities.

Our school year starts in the middle of August and ends in the middle of June.

Please click here for the school calendar.

The school day at ISL is from 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM. The After School Activities program runs  from  3:45 PM till 5:00 PM every day.

We offer diverse and interesting after school activities and clubs. Students can participate in various sports activities like soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, running and judo. They can take guitar classes, learn music programming,  join arts/ ceramics/pottery clubs , learn different languages, join a scouting group and many others. Please click here to see the full list of activities currently on offer.

The International School of Latvia considers each application on an individual basis. Some classes fill up very quickly – months before the next school year. We accept applications throughout the year and application process is on-going.   Applications can be submitted up to one year in advance of the entry date. We always encourage families to apply as soon as possible.

Currently we are accepting applications for students at all grade levels. However, the school is near to full capacity and wait lists have started to form in several grade levels, therefore we encourage you to complete the application process as soon as possible. When you apply the class may be full. In this case your application will be placed on a “wait list” and you will be periodically informed about the status of your application. If we have space, we accept and enroll students throughout the year.

Students at the International School of Latvia are usually placed in the grade after the last one successfully completed, provided official school records are submitted with the application. Placement is determined by evaluating a combination of the following: age, previous school records, number of years of successful completion of school, and teacher/counselor recommendations.

We do not offer any financial aid currently.

Applicants are not required to take specific entrance tests. An English placement test is required for all non native English speakers. More detailed information on the English test will be given once a complete application is received and reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

For students who, by their level of English, qualify for other foreign language, ISL provides instruction in the following foreign languages: French , Russian and Latvian (grades 1-5) and French, Russian, Latvian and German (grades 6-10).

ISL provides a special program for children whose mother tongue is not English. We call it the “EAL” program or “English as an Additional Language”  program. Many students have limited English language level as they arrive from different parts of the world. Teachers at ISL are specially trained and are able to help new students to  adjust to their new environment.

100% of our graduates accepted to universities or colleges all around the world.

Please, visit our College Counseling page, where you will find a list of universities and colleges where our graduates have been accepted, as well as information about our comprehensive College Counseling Program.

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