Our History

ISOC is a branch of ISB that was founded in 1996 in a rented building with just 17 students to meet the needs of the English-speaking community. Within a few years, the school had grown in size and scope. To serve an increasingly mobile international community, the curriculum gradually considered the practices and requirements of several different systems.

We are an independent day school dedicated to inspiring excellence with a purpose.

In 2001, our School made history by becoming the first CIE Exam centre in Romania, a testament to our commitment to academic excellence. This step, along with the school offering an IGCSE and AS/A level programme, has significantly influenced the multicultural outlook of our teachers and students, fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

Despite separating the primary school from a different campus in 2003, rapid expansion saw enrollment grow to around 350 students by 2004. This encouraged the school to seek new premises, so a purpose-built campus opened in 2008 in a green area in the eastern part of Bucharest. Ever since, ISOC has offered a state-of-the-art learning environment, on-site sports facilities, a conference hall, and a cafeteria.

Our School has been fully accredited by CIS (Council of International Schools) since August 2012. Isb is an IB World School authorised to offer the Diploma Programme from September 2017 onwards. Due to the support of an exceptionally close community, our school’s future promises to be exciting.
ISOC is open in Constanta in the 2024-2025 education year and offers Kindergarten and Primary school.