It is my great honor to serve as Interim Head Principal of ISW, a member of the International Schools Consortium, iSC. While I am new to ISW, I have worked as a Head Principal in iSC schools for more than 16 years during which time I have visited ISW and seen it grow into the most prominent international school in Wuxi. From a small school with limited offerings, ISW now boasts a challenging curriculum and a well-rounded college prep program. What impresses me most, however, is that ISW has not lost its small family feel despite increased student numbers and program growth. This school is truly a caring community where teachers, students and parents feel connected and welcomed. It is in a healthy environment such as this, that students build the necessary confidence to take risks and to challenge themselves in the classroom and on the sports field. It has been my joy to discover that the students of my new school enjoy attending and supporting school events and they love to participate in school activities. It is a place where learning is fun because it’s a place we are proud of and a place we belong.
Debbie Sue Blanks
iSC Purpose Statement
International Schools Consortium is committed to providing transformative,
holistic K12 education to develop globally-minded individuals who learn, love, and lead.
IT'S GOOD TO HAVE FRIENDS
As a School, we strive to be appreciated as an active contributor to our local and global community in order to deliver the best possible teaching and learning opportunities for our students. To assist with these goals, we work with a range of partner organizations who provide a variety of services that support our position as an independent school, enhance our curriculum offering, or complement our community engagement programs.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS CONSORTIUM
International School of Wuxi is a part of the International Schools Consortium (iSC) — a nonprofit organization that, since 1986, has offered excellent academic programs to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students. iSC has six schools in China — in Chengdu, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, Tianjin, and Yantai — one school in the UAE, and helps to support various other educational initiatives globally. iSC is a multi-school program, enabling students and teachers to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. Students compete in basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments, as well as music and choral festivals, and Model United Nations (MUN) conventions. In addition to student involvement, all teachers attend iSC’s annual professional development conference to share best practices. The opportunity to be a part of this larger, interconnected community is just one of the many ways in which the
ACCREDITATION & AFFILIATIONS