Can I register my child(ren) in your school during the school year?

A: ISOC accepts registrations throughout the year. However, certain classes may be at total capacity. Feel free to contact the Admissions Office at admissions@isoc.ro to check the availability of places in the school.

Who attends ISOC?

A: Students from all over the world attend ISOC. Many ISOC students may come from diplomatic families, the local community, and expat families posted overseas by international companies. 

What curriculum does ISOC provide?

  • Our Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is based on the broad and structured UK Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and taught through a multi-sensory, play-based approach.
  • In Primary School, we follow the English National Curriculum, which offers our pupils a child-centred, challenging, and well-balanced curriculum.
  • In Secondary School, students receive a British-style education enhanced by the Cambridge Secondary programme in English, Maths, and Science. This leads to Cambridge IGCSE examinations at age 16. 

Who is teaching it?

The large majority of our teachers are native English speakers. They are supported by a number of English-speaking international staff members who enhance the multicultural nature of our school. Please see the staff section for more information on our teachers.

What are the school hours?

The school day starts at 8.30 and finishes at 15.00. Clubs run from 3.15-4.15 pm

Does ISOC offer extracurricular activities?

ECAs are an essential, vital, and extensive part of education. The development of teamwork and group skills, the cultivation of hobbies and interests, musical productions and plays, and participation in inter-school competitions present many opportunities for students to discover and develop their talents.

We intend to allow each student to develop an area of interest and enhance their overall school-life experience. The main objective of Extracurricular Activities is to develop leadership abilities, interpersonal relationships, a sense of responsibility, a generosity of spirit, personal discipline, and selfless cooperation for the greater good of the community.

ISOC offers various extracurricular activities, such as violin, piano, karate, judo, basketball, tennis, football, gymnastics, robotics, swimming, cooking, art, etc. These activities occur every day after school, between 3.15 and 4.15 p.m. Most clubs are free of charge; however, a fee will be applicable if an external teacher offers them. More information on clubs can be found here.

Does the school provide bus service?

ISOC provides bus service through an external contracted bus company. Please get in touch with the Admissions Office for further details.

Does ISOC offer a lunch service?

At ISOC, we offer a nutritious, healthy three-course menu cooked in our kitchen.

Is the school uniform mandatory?

The school has a uniform, which the children are expected to wear at all times unless notified to the contrary. More information on uniforms can be found here.

Does ISOC organise any trips for the students?

Academic, cultural, and recreational trips are an integral part of the educational experience of all students at ISOC, from Early Years to Secondary School.

From day excursions to local museums, farms, exhibitions, and galleries to longer journeys to other countries and continents, trips are opportunities for students to venture beyond the classroom, encounter different cultures, environments, and peoples firsthand, and enrich and embed their learning in tangible and rewarding ways.

What is the maximum number of students in a class?

The maximum number of students in a class is 20.

Do you provide ESL classes for the students who do not speak English?

Yes, we provide ESL support free of charge for children registered in Years 1 and 2. Starting with Year 3, the ESL program charges 2000 Euros/year.

Does the school have a Parent Teacher Organisation?

There is a strong sense of community amongst our parents, staff, and students, many of whom frequently give up their time to support the school in numerous ways. There are countless opportunities for new families to get involved—some are very informal, whilst others include joining the Parent-Teacher Association and attending regular meetings or events.

The PTA is a link between the parents and teachers within the school. Their common aim is to create the best possible learning environment for the children that stimulates, nurtures, and encourages their academic, social, and personal development.