Welcome from our Director
Dear Friends and Visitors,
Welcome to the International School, Port of Spain (ISPS).
ISPS is a mission driven school. Our dedicated faculty and staff aim to develop independent learners who strive for academic excellence, pursue their unique potential and meet challenges with confidence and integrity as they prepare for global citizenship. As an accredited, private, independent school I believe you will find ISPS to be a community that is passionate about learning and the pursuit of personal excellence.
ISPS is a collaborative community. We encourage home-school partnerships to bring out the best in each of our students. We work together as parents, students, and faculty to promote academic excellence and to provide a well-rounded education for our students. To this end, we provide a safe and caring environment, quality facilities, and a well-designed curriculum that fosters the development of thinking skills and the whole student.
We are accredited by AdvancED, the world’s largest accreditation organization. AdvancED promotes school improvement in 32,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations. AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. This process of internal and external school evaluation to meet internationally recognised school standards requires a commitment to continuous improvement and student success in the Digital Age. ISPS has been accredited by
AdvancED (SACS) since the 1997-1998 academic year and completed a full re-accreditation in November 2013.
ISPS is also an IB World School authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) since 2009. The School successfully completed an re-evaluation process for the PYP in 2012. The Middle School is in its candidate phase of the Middle Years Programme (MYP). We expect ISPS to become fully authorized as an MYP school during the course of the 2015-2016 school year. Our high school also offers an excellent international education that allows students to take advantage of many US CollegeBoard AP course options.
Our programs encourage students to participate in the construction of deep learning as they acquire the skills, knowledge, and values that are necessary for them to be productive individuals in an interdependent world. A focus on human diversity and our place in an international community is emphasized and celebrated. The International School of Port of Spain utilizes the rich and diverse environment of Trinidad and Tobago and draws on the special qualities of the ISPS community to prepare young people for the challenges they will face as global citizens of the Digital Age.
We invite you to use the contact information provided on this site, to telephone or email, or even better, come in for a visit. We look forward to sharing with you how our programs, facility and school culture continue to contribute to our mission to be a premier international school where students receive an education that helps them to achieve their full potential.
Mr. Barney Latham