IES was established in 2002 in order 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.
All candidates are obliged to sit our Entrance Exam, which consists of 3 parts - English, Mathematics plus one subject chosen by the candidate: History, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Polish.
The High School offers a choice of study in one of the two international sections, implementing the Cambridge curriculum (IGCSE, and then A-levels) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP).
In the first 2 years of high school students complete a 2-year course that prepares them to take International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations at the end of year 10. The IGCSE is an academically rigorous, internationally used, specialized, English language curriculum which is offered to students to help them prepare better for the International Baccalaureate (IB) and A-levels. IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success.
In Year 9 (the 1st year of High School), students are required to choose 8 subjects; one subject from each of the following subject groups:
|I||English A or English B||As 1st language or 2nd language|
|III||Polish A or B||As 1st language or 2nd language|
|IV||Foreign Language||German, French, Spanish, Italian or Russian|
|V||Mathematics||Core or Extended level|
|VI||Science||Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science|
|VII||Humanities||History, Geography or Business|
|VIII||Extra||Art, ICT or any additional subject from group VI or VII|
All students will also take the following subjects/programmes: PE, PSE, CAS Tutorials on: study skills, career planning
The curriculum in Year 9 and 10 ends with an IGCSE exam in a minimum of six subjects. In the Year 11 and 12 the school offers 2-year International Baccalaureate Diploma programme (IB DP) or 2-year A-levels.
|Duration||2 years||2 years||2 years|
|Class||Year 9 & 10||Year 11 & 12||Year 11 & 12|
|Number of obligatory subjects||10 subjects||6||3-4|
|Additional subjects/programmes||Additional subjects/programmes
Tutorials on: .study skills .career planning
Written assignment Tutorials on: .study skills .career planning .university applications
Tutorials on: .study skills .career planning .university applications Additional foreign language
|Number of obligatory exams||8||6||3-4|
Throughout the school year, we organise a number of events and competitions that allow children from different language sections to work together. We also hold a number of charity events, where our pupils raise money for local charities. Events include:
We pay special attention to the European National Days. These are regular school days (with the exception of Swięto Niepodległości or National Independence Day).
Students also partake in European Day on May 9th in collaborative projects with pupils from different language sections.
During the first week of school in September, the whole school from Year 2-High School 3 goes away to ‘green camp’.
The camp is designed to help integrate new students into the school/classes with a variety of trips, class activities, sports and team building exercises. It all takes place away from Warsaw, either by the lakes or seaside. It is an opportuity to integrate new students into the school and for students in new sections to get to know their new teachers.
Psychological and pedagogical support is provided by teachers, class tutors as well as by other specialists employed in the school, such as educators, speech therapist, pedagogical therapist and psychologist.
Our SEN team gives special support for children whose development, growth and learning have been affected by:
Support may be provided in the form of classes aiming at developing talents, compensatory classes to support students with learning difficulties, as well as advice, consultations or workshops and training for whole groups. The different forms of support are provided in cooperation with the student’s parents and, if necessary, with a psychological and pedagogical counselling centre cooperating with the school.
Canteen: Our students can enjoy a daily breakfast, lunch and snack including vegetarian and vegan options provided in the school canteen. The external provider works with lunchtime supervisors and ensures that all meals meet our health requirements. Food brought from home must also meet these requirements, meaning no fast food or sugary snacks.
Library: All pupils from preschool to high school have access to our school library. We have a vast array of books available for the children to sign out at different reading levels. They cover a wide range of topics and genres from fiction to non-fiction, scientific to fantasy. Our friendly librarians can help your child find a book to suit their needs, whether they are a voracious or reluctant reader. All Early Years visit the library once a week and Primary children visit frequently. Books that are lost or damaged must be replaced or reimbursed by the family.
Insurance: The school has accident insurance for all pupils and staff. This insurance covers all events taking place both inside and outside the School.
Recycling: At school we have lots of segregated bins dotted around the school so our rubbish be it paper, metal, plastic or bio can be recycled in the proper fashion.
Personal Belongings Children in early years and primary are allowed to bring toys to school on Fridays. The school is not responsible for any lost or broken toys. Please evaluate the appropriateness of these toys before taking them to school.
Uniform: Students are required to wear everyday school uniform to school and ceremonial uniform for trips and special occasions. All information regarding uniforms can be found on the school website BlueBoard.
Lost Property: Please label your child’s belongings clearly to avoid losing them. You can check our lost property in the event your child loses something. At the end of each term, any belongings that have not been collected will be donated to charity.
Mobile Phones: Children are not allowed to use mobile devices at school. If parents require that their child carries a mobile device, the device needs to be switched off and kept in the child’s bag during the entirety of the school day. Children have full responsibility for their mobile phones. In addition, we kindly request that parents limit their own use of mobile phones in the school premises.
Bus Transport: Door to door bus transport is organised by our school and included in tuition fee.
TUITION FEES – THE ANNUAL SCHOOL FEES:
Tuition fees include:
Tuition fees do not include payment for:
(*)All fees for general and international sections in International European School * Warsaw are calculated in Polish zloty.
Tel:+48 22 8424448