Mission and ethos
An International European Education for the 21st Century

International European School
The mission of the International European School is to prepare its pupils to meet the challenges of the 21st Century as citizens of a united and democratic Europe and the world, who are aware of their rights and are open to all races and cultures.

The school aims to become an exemplary centre for teaching and learning, a school that sets and achieves world class standards in multilingual education. This is based on the school's Pastoral and Social Education programme, and on accreditation to international educational organisations. The school aims to provide each pupil with an excellent foundation for the further study of national programmes within the framework of the International Baccalaureate.

The moral values and code of ethics of the International European School in Warsaw are founded on the cultural roots of Christian Europe and universal humanistic values. Its actions are based on the National Constitution and international declarations, in particular the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The ethical code of conduct, which applies to the whole school community, is outlined in the School Statute. * The school building is located in a green suburb of Warsaw, in close proximity to the historic, baroque Wilanów palace.

The friendly and welcoming atmosphere is central to the school's Pastoral and Social Education Programme. There is no place at school for bullying, intolerance, violence, drugs or indifference to the problems of others.

Pupils are made aware of their rights, based on the school rules and on international declarations. Every pupil has the right to learn about their own religion at school.

At the beginning of the school year, professional teaching staff inform pupils what and how they will learn.

Native and proficient English-speaking staff with the highest pedagogical qualifications ensure that each pupil receives individual attention in classes with a maximum number of twelve pupils.

Teachers assess the work of pupils according to objective criteria outlined in the school's Assessment Policy. Pupils also learn to assess their own work in order to develop a self-critical approach.

English is the language of instruction and communication in class. Every pupil also has the opportunity to study Polish language and culture. Other languages which can be studied are French, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian. Pupils can also learn about their own language, culture, traditions and history.

The Polish basic curriculum is taught in the Primary and Middle Schools. In the Middle School and High School, pupils are also prepared and entered for International British IGCSE and Advanced level examinations. The school's international curriculum enables pupils to make a smooth transition to similar schools in other countries. British examination certificates are recognised as Higher Education entrance qualifications by the most prestigious universities in Europe and throughout the world.
The educational philosophy developed by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to serve the needs of multicultural environments has always been a rich source of inspiration for the school.
This includes all three of the IBO's programmes: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma Programme. The school is authorized to offer the Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organization and to present candidates for examination.

A programme of international exchange is an important part of life at school. This includes language and sports camps held throughout the school year and during the holidays. In this way, pupils of different nationalities get to know each other, exchange views and make friendships, and so create a solid foundation for a peaceful and united Europe.

From Year Four of the Primary School onwards, pupils have an extended Information Technology timetable. They have unlimited, supervised access to the worldwide net. Each pupil has their own personal account as well as access codes to relevant information on the school server. Parents are kept up to date on their children's progress on a daily basis via the Internet.

Pupils gain knowledge about the world of Nature and Science through practical activities carried out in the Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratory.

The school library possesses a set of multimedia resources in addition to a comprehensive traditional book collection. Access to the library catalogue is also possible via the Internet.

The school places emphasis on its programme of additional lessons and extracurricular activities such as foreign language workshops, sports and recreational and cultural activities.

The child's physical development is ensured through a large number of varied sports activities taking place both on the school premises (aerobics, corrective gymnastics and table tennis) and in best sports facilities in the suburb of Wilanów and in Warsaw. Every holiday is an opportunity for the pupils to attend a sports camp e.g. skiing, snowboarding, soccer or sailing activities.

The school cares for its pupils' physical and psychological well-being. A full-time school-nurse's duties include organising periodic dental and orthopaedic check-ups. An educational psychologist is available as required.

The personal safety of the pupils is assured by professional security. The school fees also include transport up to a distance of 20 km, and three meals / snacks daily.

Studying at our School is a challenge and an adventure