The International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP)’s reputation is synonymous with educational excellence. Established in 1989 as Cambodia’s first international school, ISPP has since expanded to serve more than 800 students from age three to grade 12. This world-class school was founded as, and remains to this day, a parent-governed not-for-profit organisation.
Families choose ISPP for myriad reasons: an exceptional, highly qualified faculty; a student body representing nearly 50 nationalities; a loyal and involved community; an expansive, new, purpose-built campus; and an outstanding International Baccalaureate (IB) programme.
A keystone to ISPP’s success is the depth and breadth of its well-established International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The school’s commitment to and experience with the International Baccalaureate (IB) is evidenced through the achievement of its students. ISPP draws expert IB-trained teachers from around the world. Many are also IB examiners, school accreditation visitors and professional development workshop leaders – bringing even greater expertise to the classroom. The school offers a considerable selection of IBDP courses, providing extensive options to students as they prepare for university and beyond.
ISPP students have scored above the world average on IBDP exams every year since the programme was introduced there in 2002. The Class of 2015 excelled with an average score of over 34 points, well above the world average of 29.8. ISPP does not limit participation in the IBDP to only their top students, making these results even more impressive. ISPP students are well rounded, excelling in the arts, sports and academics – reflecting the school’s focus on a holistic approach to develop and celebrate every individual’s personal and academic potential.
The IB diploma is a passport to universities worldwide with broad recognition and acceptance. The IBDP is considered widely to be the best and most rigorous academic programme available for Grade 11 and 12 students. Universities desire the qualities that IB students develop: independent thinking, problem solving and the ability to transfer concepts and skills from one learning experience to another. ISPP graduates go on to study at top universities across the globe.
The future is bright for Cambodia’s premier international school. With the opening of its new campus, ISPP now boasts the state-of-the-art facilities that reflect and enhance its remarkable educational programme. Like Cambodia, its host country for the past 26 years, ISPP stands poised to enjoy continued growth and success for years to come.