ISC Research has announced the winners of the International School Awards, which recognise outstanding initiatives being implemented in English-medium international schools around the world.
This year, the awards received almost 300 nominations, the most popular category being the Innovation and Creativity in Learning Award with almost 50 nominees. An independent judging panel of 13 international education experts selected the winners.
International School of the Year 2023
The International School of the Year 2023 was awarded to Tanglin Trust School in Singapore. The school was selected by the judging panel for implementing two outstanding initiatives.
- The American School of Warsaw in Poland won the Community Partnership Award for its initiative providing support for the Ukraine community established in response to the war in Ukraine.
- British School of Bahrain won the Wellbeing Award for providing an accessible environment to improve student and staff wellbeing through the creation of a support and management programme.
- The British School of Brussels in Belgium won the Future Pathways Award for offering students the opportunity to experience a wide variety of subject choices that can lead to future success, including one-to-one mentoring, non-traditional workplace experiences and talks from school alumni and professionals
- British International School of Houston, USA, won the DEIJ Award for its initiative which involves a school-wide auditing of curriculum offerings to ensure the representation of all stakeholders.
- International College Hong Kong (ICHK) Hong Lok Yuen won the Sustainability Award for an initiative helping children from kindergarten and primary years to take ownership for the natural world and develop an understanding of the role they play in sustainability.
- Marymount school in Barranquilla, Colombia, won the Digital Technology in Learning Award for its creation of a webtoon series, using technology to create student-friendly content for studying and to improve peer interaction and collaboration.
- North London Collegiate School Jeju in South Korea won the Safeguarding Award for its initiative to confront suicidal ideation, involving training to develop skilled intervention of school community members.
- Rugby School Thailand won the Innovation and Creativity in Learning Award for an augmented reality (AR) initiative that has developed the use of AR in extensive ways.
- Tanglin Trust School in Singapore won the Ethical Values Education Award for embedding the rights of children into the school’s ethos and culture as part of an initiative that has also achieved the Gold UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA).
- Western Academy of Beijing in China won the Strategic Leadership Award for an initiative focusing on student agency to shape the future of learning at the school, developed in collaboration with students and alumni.
You can view a recording of the awards ceremony and learn more about the award-winning and shortlisted initiatives on the ISC Research website.