ISKR Guiding Statements

Our Vision

We enrich lifelong learners who achieve their full potential and choose to act as responsible citizens in their local and global communities.

Our Mission

We are a student-centered community of learners rooted in intercultural understanding. We positively encourage individual growth through curiosity, critical thinking, and meaningful engagement in the World.

Our School

We are a diverse community offering an inquiry-based university preparatory program from Early Childhood through Grade 12. Accredited in Europe and the United States, we engage individuals through the IPC, IMYC and AP Capstone Diploma Program.

Revised: 30 September 2017
Approved: 2 October 2017

Educational Objectives

Students at ISKR will:

  • have an international perspective that encourages them to celebrate the cultural diversity of our community of learners.
  • demonstrate 21st Century skills and competencies characterizing global learners committed to social justice.
  • have a firm foundation and demonstrate proficiency in science, mathematics, and technology.
  • develop proficiency in the English language and at least one other language.
  • be clear communicators, proficient in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • demonstrate creativity and critical thinking skills that will enable them to be problem solvers.
  • will develop awareness and respect for the environment, both globally and within Rwanda.
  • involve themselves in a variety of extra-curricular activities including the arts, sports, and community service.
  • acquire a knowledge of, and respect for, the Rwandan people, their history and culture.
  • be fully prepared to successfully meet their next academic challenge.

ISKR Definition of Learning

Learning is the process of constructing understanding through engaging with experiences, developing knowledge and applying skills.

At ISKR we believe this happens most effectively when:

  • students feel a sense of safety and support
  • students are immersed in intercultural learning which fosters self awareness, diverse thinking and international mindedness
  • students are engaged in critical thinking and inquiry
  • learning promotes reflection, personal growth and positive change
  • students explore concepts through multiple perspectives
  • students are encouraged to create purposeful academic and personal goals
  • students are appropriately challenged
  • collaboration is promoted and supported
  • students are given multiple opportunities to practice skills
  • students reflect on their learning to make meaningful connections and apply to new situations

Intercultural Learning & Global Citizenship

At ISKR, we believe that Intercultural Learning is a process.

It begins with self-awareness of one’s own cultures and progresses through meaningful interaction with other cultures during which we create a mosaic of our own identity. The process is facilitated by exploration of identities, toleration of ambiguity, interdependence, and celebration of differences.

At ISKR, we believe that global citizenship is a way of being.

A global citizen has the knowledge, skills and understandings that form the foundation of meaningful engagement with the world. Global citizens have the self awareness to take an active role locally, regionally, and globally in collaboration with others with the central purpose of making the world more equal, ethical and sustainable. Global citizenship is the product of intercultural learning.