Due to the threat of the coronavirus, the Board of Directors of the International School of Havana have ordered the temporary closure of the school's campuses until April 20th. This decision to close was not by order of the Cuban government.

  1. Welcome to ISH
  2. International School of Havana
  3. ISH Learning Principles

Founded in 1965, the International School of Havana is an Early Years to Grade 12 co-educational day school, serving the expatriate and diplomatic mission community of Havana. ISH is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools and is the only accredited English-language school in Havana. We aim to provide a safe, supportive environment in which all members of our diverse community feel valued and inspired to achieve their full potential.

Accreditations and authorisations

  • Cambridge Assessment International Education
  • Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

The ISH Learning Principles 

Learning is a personal and a social process. 

Learning is both cognitive and emotional.

People can learn how to learn and have a right to do so. 

We are all responsible for our own learning. 

Learning transfer happens best in rich, relevant contexts.

In learning, quality transcends quantity.