General Info

About University

The International School of Havana, has been in existence in various forms and names since 1965.

The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS).

School Mission, Vision and Objectives

The Mission

Learning to Make a Difference

The Vision

At the International School of Havana we focus together on our core work of learning, creating a powerful, positive learning culture framed by a common learning language and shared principles. We discover how to learn and how to help others learn. Acknowledging that everyone is different, we not only embrace and celebrate our differences, but also learn from our diversity. Every member of our community has something to offer that can make a difference, to ourselves, to each other, to our community and, ultimately, to the shared world beyond our school. At the International School of Havana we all learn with a common purpose. We learn to make a difference!

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.

The School Objectives

To nurture the whole child within the academic curriculum and through Co-Curricular activities by addressing the emotional, moral, physical, intellectual, social, creative and cultural needs of the students.

To maximise the skills of learning in all students, including those with Special Educational Needs, in order to provide learning experiences enabling students to meet, or preferably exceed, the benchmark learning outcomes and attainment levels set by our curriculum.

To enhance the skills of teaching for all members of staff, through an ongoing programme of professional development based on sound, modern educational theory.

To actively encourage parents to become and remain involved in the education of their children through regular reporting of student progress, programmed parent-teacher consultations and the development of home-school collaborative strategies to maximise student achievement.

To promote a sense of care and responsibility in each child, for the School, host country and larger global ecological and educational environment through field-trips, projects, exchanges and other activities within the curriculum.

Quick facts:

  • Founded in 1965
  • Located in Havana, Cuba
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Member of the Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • Member of the Association of American Schools in South America and the Tri-Association
  • Two distinct programs leading to graduation: International Baccalaureate Diploma and ISH Diploma Programmes
  • 73 full-time faculty members
  • 22 expatriate teachers from four different countrie
  • Currently 333 students from 55 countries
  • More than 140 graduates since 2007
  • Two campuses: Lower and Middle Schools Campus at 18th street, and the new High School Campus at 22nd street, both in Miramar.