The International School Of Minnesota

The International School of Minnesota seeks to provide a competitive, fun atmosphere for all of our student athletic participants.
The International School of Minnesota seeks to provide a competitive, fun atmosphere for all of our student athletic participants.
Performing Arts instruction is a strong component of the ISM curriculum. Ninety percent of the student body is involved in choir, band, orchestra, or drama. Beginning in Early Childhood through the Upper School, students receive instruction and performance experience, under the guidance of an exceptional faculty.
The International School of Minnesota is located on 55 wooded, lake-front acres in Eden Prairie, Minnesota
In every subject and at every grade level, our academic approach provides a special structure that promotes mastery of essential concepts. This proven and highly effective system engages students through a dynamic and collaborative learning process.
Starting in Preschool and continuing until graduation, students at the International School of Minnesota in Eden Prairie (ISM) are steeped in English, math, science, world languages and cultures, social studies, fine arts, music, and physical education. In keeping with our global orientation, our students receive daily instruction in world languages taught by native speakers.
The focus of the ISM Upper School is on preparation for success in college and in life.  Abstract reasoning and critical thinking skills are emphasized in all disciplines. Our classes include a broad base of traditional academic subjects and reflect the knowledge that college requires.
We are home to a premier Early Childhood Education (ECE) program that welcomes children starting at the age of 3. We provide full-day and half-day options for Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten and full-day Kindergarten.
Starting in Grade 9 and continuing to graduation, ISM’s College Navigation Program is a highly personalized roadmap. Students are guided through self-exploration, investigation and research, the all-important application/interview process, and even transition planning for college.
Photo from The Little Mermaid production
Prekindergarten celebration on Valentines day at ISM!
  • Welcome to The International School of Minnesota (ISM), a diverse and inclusive international learning environment that offers students a superior college-prep education. As a proud member of the SABIS School Network, we have the support of a global network of schools in 16 countries and over 130 years of experience behind us.
  • We enroll year-around for our domestic and international schools from preschool through grade 12.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Accreditation International
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Year Founded 1985

Student Body

Total Students 344 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade The International School Of Minnesota Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 19 courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chinese Language & Culture, Computer Science A, English Language & Literature, English Literature & Composition, European History, French Language & Culture, Government & Politics (U.S.), Human Geography, Music Theory, Physics B, Physics C, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature & Culture, Statistics, Studio Art (Drawing)
Average SAT score 1360
Average ACT score 28
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Dress code required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,000
Tuition Notes Tuition differs depending upon grade: (2016-2017 academic year) Pre-school/Pre-K Half Day: $12,250 Pre-school/Pre-K Full Day: $17,550 KG - Grade 05: $18,550 Grades 06-08: $19,650 Grade 09: $20,650 Grade 10 -12: $19,750 Boarding Single Room: $2
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Joelle Charbel
Admissions Associate Elizabeth Hayward


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBadmintonBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Choir/Show Choir, Club Swimming (Foxjets), Debate, Destination Imagination, Husky Snow Club, Math League, Robotics Club Band, Debate, Math League, Robotics Club, Choir/Show Choir,
Club Swimming (Foxjets),
Destination Imagination,
Husky Snow Club,

School Notes

  • Since 1985, ISM has been committed to providing the highest quality education to all our students to help them reach their full potential and become compassionate world citizens prepared to compete in a global economy. Our students come from the local community and around the world and share a variety of interests and global perspectives. They are talented, motivated and actively involved in their school community through academics, activities, athletics, and our Student Life Organization. 
  • Nestled in a beautiful, wooded area in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, our 55-acre campus (and new boarding hall) provides a safe home-away-from-home where students can grow and learn. There`s a special sense of belonging at ISM that you can feel as soon as you arrive.We welcome everyone interested in our programs and community to visit our beautiful campus.
  • Our admissions is non-selective and we have open enrollment so you can apply year-around! 
  • To schedule a visit, please call us.
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