International School of Luxembourg

Luxembourg Upper school Hollerich

International School of Luxembourg
Address
International School of Luxembourg is located in Luxembourg
International School of Luxembourg
International School of Luxembourg
36, boulevard Pierre Dupong

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L-1430

Coordinates49°36′03″N 6°06′30″E / 49.600944°N 6.108333°E / 49.600944; 6.108333
Information
Other nameISL
Former names
  • DuPont de Nemours Private School
  • English Speaking School of Luxembourg
  • American School of Luxembourg
  • American International School of Luxembourg
TypeInternational school
Established1963[1]
CategoryNursery, Primary and Secondary Education
DirectorNikki Crush[2]
GenderMixed
Enrolment~1,300[3] (2017-2018)
Colour(s)         
Athletics conferenceNECIS
Team nameThe Eagles[4][5]
AccreditationInternational Baccalaureate
Websiteislux.lu

The International School of Luxembourg (ISL) is a privately owned non-profit international school located in Hollerich, Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg.

History

The school was founded in 1963 under the name DuPont de Nemours Private School.[1] As part of a deal with the Luxembourg government to open Europe's first polyester film plant in the country the American conglomerate DuPont requested that its employees have access to an American-style education for their children.[1] Classes were first located in the dining room of a private home in Strassen, before moving, in early 1963, to a single classroom at a primary school in Cessange.[1] Soon after, the Luxembourg government offered to the school classrooms at Servais House at the junction of Avenue Maria-Teresa and Boulevard Joseph II, where the school remained for six years.

Seeing the school as a draw for other international firms, the Luxembourg government continued to support its development.[1] In 1969, it gave the school access to a new building on rue Aloyse Kayser, in Belair. The same year it was taken over by international firm Goodyear and renamed the English Speaking School of Luxembourg.[1]

In 1972, with student numbers growing, the school moved to the premises of the Lycée Michel Rodange in Hollerich, where it took the name the American School of Luxembourg and became a not-for-profit organisation.[1] From 1977 to 1999 the school was located at 188 Avenue de la Faiencerie in Limpertsberg, where it adopted the name, the American International School of Luxembourg.[1]

In 1999, the school settled into its current purpose built location in Hollerich on the Campus Geesseknäppchen, which hosts several other Luxembourg-based educational establishments.[1] That same year the school adopted its present name, the International School of Luxembourg.[1]

Structure and student body

The school is divided into a lower school and upper school.[3]

The lower school consists of an Early Years Programme serving children aged 3–7, which includes the Preschool, Kindergarten and Grade 1, whilst the rest of the lower school programme serves ages 7–11 in Grades 2-5.[3]

The upper school consists of a middle school of Grades 6-8, serving ages 11–14, and a high school comprising Grades 9-12 serving ages 14–18.[3]

As of 2018, ISL's student body consists of approximately 1,300 students representing close to 50 nationalities. On average, students remain enrolled in the school for between 3 and 5 years.[3]

Sports and extracurricular activities

ISL is a member of the Northwest European Council of International Schools (NECIS) Sports Council, which coordinates varsity athletics competitions amongst its members.[6] ISL fields teams in volleyball, soccer/football, cross country, basketball, swimming, skiing, track and field, tennis, girls soccer/football, rugby, and coed softball.[7] The team goes by the name of the Eagles.[4][5]

The International School of Luxembourg participates in and manages the Global Issues Network.[8]

Supplementary programmes

Since 1991, ISL has hosted the Japanese Supplementary School in Luxembourg (ルクセンブルグ補習授業校 Rukusenburugu Hoshū Jugyō Kō), a Japanese supplementary school for students aged 6–15.[9][10]

Notable alumni

Notable teachers

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "TIMELINE: International School: A mirror for Luxembourg's development". Luxembourg Times. Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  2. ^ "International School of Luxembourg: A Message from the Director". www.islux.lu. Archived from the original on 2 May 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e "International School of Luxembourg: ISL at a Glance". www.islux.lu. Archived from the original on 3 May 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Profile of Ron Tuffel" (PDF). alsoinlondon.co.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 June 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b "News Post". www.islux.lu. Archived from the original on 24 December 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Members". www.necis.eu. Archived from the original on 13 April 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  7. ^ "International School of Luxembourg: Teams". www.islux.lu. Archived from the original on 1 February 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  8. ^ "International School of Luxembourg: Global Issues Network". www.islux.lu. Archived from the original on 1 February 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  9. ^ "MEXTEuropeHoshuko 欧州の補習授業校一覧(平成25年4月15日現在)". mext.go.jp (in Japanese). Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  10. ^ "How Expatriate Children Stay In Touch With Their Cultural Roots - Supplementary Schools in Luxembourg". luxtimes.lu. Archived from the original on 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  11. ^ a b "David Bowie Wonderworld: Placebo/Bowie Host Chat 29/3/99". Archived from the original on 13 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Biography of His Royal Highness Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg" (PDF). monarchie.lu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 January 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Troy Blacklaws at the International School of Luxembourg on the ISL News YouTube channel (ran by Seth Ruef)". Archived from the original on 18 April 2016. Blacklaws Interview