Colegio Internacional de San Salvador
Mission statement: …to develop compassionate, inquisitive, and ethical learners prepared for roles of leadership in the global community.
Description: Colegio Internacional de San Salvador is a private school located in a converted mansion in an upper-middle class residential section of San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador. It was founded in 1979 and enrolls 330 students from kinder through 12th grade. About 45% of the students are from El Salvador, 25%, from the USA and the remaining 30% from 30 or so countries around the world.
Instruction is basically in English with either regular or special Spanish required of all students. The 38 faculty members are about one fourth from the US and the others from El Salvador. A few are from third countries (India, etc.).
Colegio Internacional believes in multi-cultural and individualized learning and a strong emphasis is placed on sports.
The school day is from 7:30 to 3:00, Monday through Friday. The calendar is from August to June.
Although we believe that a strong religious foundation is an important element in the development of a child, no particular religious doctrine is imparted during class hours.
Our visiting students always present a cultural program about El Salvador and are prepared to talk to classes and community groups about life here.
CISS is proud to be a member of ISSE since 1983.