High School

 

The International School of Port of Spain recognizes that upper adolescence is a critical stage filled with individual and collective potential.

High school teachers are committed to caring for students, listening actively, responding to their developmental needs, and creating meaningful and engaging learning experiences for all students. Our high school prepares students for a successful transition into college and careers by developing both content knowledge and skill acquisition for students to chart their own paths.  


 

Programs (MYP & AP)

Our curriculum is designed to address the academic learning needs of your students and helps with the transition from middle school and into high school.

Our program in grades 9 and 10 is guided by the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) which includes a Guidance Component as well as a Service Learning Component. Our program in grades 11 and 12 is guided by our high school graduation requirements and College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP), which are essentially first year US college level courses.  

Students are encouraged to take the most challenging courses in which they can be academically successful. Teachers provide scaffolding and support for their students to master content through high levels of engagement with complex ideas, collaboration, and mastery. 

Our high school is relatively small, so a supportive and collegial atmosphere exists, with students and teachers working towards a common goal of high achievement. A sense of community is built through the small homeroom groups that meet once a day.

The high school encourages participation in service learning, sports, extra-curricular activities and clubs. The unique location of Trinidad affords many opportunities for learning to take place outside the classroom and strengthen links with the host country, its culture, and the Caribbean.

 


 

ISPS Outdoor Education  

High School students have the opportunity to participate in local as well as international trips. Such opportunities arise through our high school clubs and student organisations. In addition students can participate in varsity and junior varsity sporting tournaments. At this time such trips are on hold due to the global pandemic Covid-19 situations.

Former trips can be viewed here.
 


Digital Learners 

ISPS students connect with their teachers and classmates on various web-based platforms such as PowerSchool, Google Suite, and Zoom. Teachers integrate tech tools that are designed to enhance both interactivity and visible learning. High schoolers refine their digital literacy and citizenship skills to become independent and ethical users of information and to contribute positively within their community. 

 

 

The high school encourages participation in community service, sports, extra-curricular activities and clubs. The unique location of Trinidad affords many opportunities for learning to take place outside the classroom and strengthening links with the host country, its culture, and the Caribbean.

- Maeve O'Donovan, Assistant Principal