Quality International Education

SIS: Quality International Education in Paramaribo

The Suriname International School is fully accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.

SIS offers a holistic, student-centered academic program designed to meet the needs of the modern student. We understand that in today’s ever changing world, a quality educational environment must put the needs of the student first.

Our rigorous academic program is based on U.S. Common Core Standards. Our teachers design lessons that engage and motivate students, while helping them develop the critical thinking skills that they will need to be successful throughout their lives. Here at SIS, we prepare students for the world that will exist after they graduate, not the world as it exists today.

We use research based best educational practices and innovative programs to deliver a quality college preparatory curriculum that meets rigorous educational standards. The School prepares students for admission to universities in Europe, the United States, and equivalent systems across the world.

SIS provides a multicultural educational environment for our students, where they achieve academic success, personal growth and become socially responsible, active global citizens with an appreciation of learning as a lifelong process. SIS welcomes both Surinamese and international students and their families from all religious and cultural backgrounds. The school is home to students from 20 nations across the globe.

Graduates of SIS have distinct advantages. Our international students can apply to universities around the world with a recognized high school diploma from a world-class international school. Surinamese students can study here in Paramaribo or apply to international universities with the benefit of having received a solid English-language education. Local students who want to apply to university in the Netherlands also have the benefit of graduating with a solid education in English as well as speaking their native Dutch.

Class sizes are small, so students at SIS receive significant personal attention. The school year begins in mid-August and ends mid-June; the school day runs from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. SIS provides quality classroom instruction and serves pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students.

The teaching staff is comprised of qualified full-time with a total of more than eighty years of experience. SIS invests in significant professional development for our faculty each school year so your child is ensured of receiving the best possible education.

Our classrooms are technologically rich environments with an ample supply of computers and Smart Boards throughout the school. Each class also has a well-stocked classroom library filled with entertaining books of high literary value and geared toward the reading level of our students. Our library has a selection of English reading material so every student and parent can find something interesting and worthwhile.

SIS provides a rich, multi-cultural environment with diverse extra-curricular activities ranging from museum field trips to embassy visits. Most students participate in our after school activities, which vary each session and have included drama, dance, volleyball, chess, arts and crafts, choir, and more. Students also have the option of being involved in yearbook, student council, and newsletter and social media production. Our students and parents value the close community and camaraderie our school offers to all.

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Accredited SACS

Suriname International School is accredited with The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). More Info >

Contact Us

Mr. Jaggernath Lachmonstraat 164
Paramaribo
Suriname, South America
Tel +597 432 000

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