Student Services

Philosophy

Reflecting on the mission and vision of SIS, it is our goal to provide an environment in which supportive, stimulating, and cooperative learning can take place. Respecting each child’s unique personality, experiences, interests, strengths and areas of development, the Student Services Team (SST) seeks to maximize the skills of our students in order for them to realize their individual potential. The SST is also committed to safeguarding the privacy of our students and their families through prudent record-keeping and communication practices.

Supports offered by SIS

SIS is able to support students by:

  • Providing a support team to work with students with mild learning difficulties
  • Providing classroom accommodations and interventions
  • Utilizing instructional strategies and materials that support different learning styles
  • Creating various support plans including Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Assisting parents with arrangements for testing or other support outside of school
  • Conducting assessments of progress as well as achievement
  • Providing recommendations for assessments from external providers
  • Providing English Language Learning (ELL) Support

SIS is unable to:

  • Provide a self-contained learning program
  • Provide students with an alternative curriculum
  • Guarantee enrollment through continuous grade levels
  • Provide support services such as speech or physical therapy
  • Accept students with limited intellectual capacity
  • Provide formal educational or neuropsychological evaluations

School personnel will monitor children’s progress and provide appropriate opportunities to stimulate, challenge, and reinforce learning. In doing so, the SST and SIS staff will identify children of exceptional ability and children who display significant difficulties in learning.

The SST comprises school administrators, counselor(s), learning specialist(s), and ELL specialist(s).

English Language Learning at SIS

Supporting English Language Learners (ELL) is a priority for teachers and the SST.  At SIS, teachers practice the sheltered immersion model in supporting ELL students to acquire the English language. This means that all instruction is in English and everyone is expected to meet the same rigorous, grade level academic standards. The sheltered immersion model focuses on supporting English language learners to acquire the English language and academic content at the same time.

At SIS, the teachers co-plan and co-teach with the ELL specialist(s). By doing so, they develop various research-based, scaffolded strategies to support the learner in all four domains of language: reading, writing, speaking and listening. We use these strategies with the students, assess the results, and plan our lessons accordingly. Because of this collaboration and ELL methodology, we can support individual student’s needs and provide differentiated, meaningful instruction.

Counseling Services at SIS

Understanding that students can enhance their learning and academic achievement when they are given both the support and skills to overcome challenges they face during childhood and adolescence, SIS has a guidance counselor on its staff. As a part of the SST, the counselor provides a planned program that is responsive to the academic, social, personal, and developmental needs of students and the school community.

The guidance counselor also assists high school students with preparation necessary for entrance into institutions of higher learning and a future career path. This includes, but is not limited to, advising students about the university entrance process, assisting with the completion of documents, and conducting meetings and university visits. The counselor recognizes the individual needs of each student and develops personalized plans to help them select and gain acceptance to the schools that best align with their goals and abilities.

Grade 4 Parent

I appreciate the honesty and professionalism of my child’s teachers.

Grade 4 Parent

Surabaya Intercultural School
5.0
2017-03-13T11:54:16+07:00

Grade 4 Parent

I appreciate the honesty and professionalism of my child’s teachers.

Grade 6 parent

Good communication and positive thinking is fostered.

Grade 6 Parent

Surabaya Intercultural School
2017-11-17T11:53:51+07:00

Grade 6 Parent

Good communication and positive thinking is fostered.

Grade 5 parent

The school fosters independence.  They can share their thoughts bravely.  They have global insight.

Grade 5 Parent

Surabaya Intercultural School
2017-11-17T11:54:13+07:00

Grade 5 Parent

The school fosters independence.  They can share their thoughts bravely.  They have global insight.

EC1 Parent

Plenty of great activities and a great facility.  Class Dojo is a great means of communication and keeps me updated on my child’s activities.  The teachers are friendly and approachable.

EC 1 Parent

Surabaya Intercultural School
2017-11-17T11:54:49+07:00

EC 1 Parent

Plenty of great activities and a great facility.  Class Dojo is a great means of communication and keeps me updated on my child’s activities.  The teachers are friendly and approachable.

EC 2 Parent

Students develop strong friendships and learn to cooperate.

EC 2 Parent

Surabaya Intercultural School
2017-11-17T11:55:26+07:00

EC 2 Parent

Students develop strong friendships and learn to cooperate.

Grade 12

Teachers treat the students with respect and yet challenge them to do their best.  They support them to try new things and make them feel the sky's the limit.  

Grade 12 Parent

Surabaya Intercultural School
5.0
2017-11-17T11:47:09+07:00

Grade 12 Parent

Teachers treat the students with respect and yet challenge them to do their best.  They support them to try new things and make them feel the sky’s the limit.  

Grade 6

The students can learn many subjects and learn to be independent.

Grade 6 Parent

Surabaya Intercultural School
2017-11-17T11:50:43+07:00

Grade 6 Parent

The students can learn many subjects and learn to be independent.

Grade 12

It’s important to me that the school is WASC accredited.

Grade 12 Parent

Surabaya Intercultural School
2017-11-17T11:51:16+07:00

Grade 12 Parent

It’s important to me that the school is WASC accredited.

Grade 4 and KG

I really appreciate my children getting to experience other cultures.

Kindergarten and Grade 4 Parent

Surabaya Intercultural School
2017-11-17T11:53:00+07:00

Kindergarten and Grade 4 Parent

I really appreciate my children getting to experience other cultures.

EC 4 Parent

Play and Exploration are incorporated in the Early Childhood program.

EC 4 Parent

Surabaya Intercultural School
2017-11-17T11:53:26+07:00

EC 4 Parent

Play and Exploration are incorporated in the Early Childhood program.

Grade 12

I have seen a real transformation in my child and I owe this to the caring environment and to the numerous opportunities provided by SIS.

Grade 12 Parent

Surabaya Intercultural School
2017-11-17T11:45:41+07:00

Grade 12 Parent

I have seen a real transformation in my child and I owe this to the caring environment and to the numerous opportunities provided by SIS.

Grade 4 Parent

I appreciate the diversity of the students and teachers.

Grade 4 Parent

Surabaya Intercultural School
2017-03-13T11:54:16+07:00

Grade 4 Parent

I appreciate the diversity of the students and teachers.
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