ISS OPtimize Services
Introducing ISS OPtimize, everything you need to optimize your school’s management and operations, brought to you by ISS experts. Dive into a suite of services designed to support your school’s academic, financial, management, and operations performance
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Expert help for starting new schools and improving existing schools
ISS experts are working with international schools today, and understand the mounting pressures, shifting demands, and new challenges that face school leaders and staff in current times. This means we can deliver both innovation and proven, practiced solutions to help address the challenges that School Heads, Operational Leaders, Business Managers, Curriculum Directors, Principals, and others must navigate. We have staff located around the world to provide remote as well as on-site service to develop, focus, and grow your school. ISS experts provide relevant, action-oriented solutions to help OPtimize your school.
In addition to consulting projects, the ISS OPtimize suite of services connects you with peers and networks of specialty experts to deliver ongoing support through the ISS Community, Professional Societies, Professional Development, and more – connections to real people when you need them.
Quick Case Studies
One of the premier international schools in the Gulf is the Riffa Views International School, started with and managed by ISS since 2005. RVIS, as a non-profit, coeducational day school, strives to ensure that Bahrain’s time-honored values and traditions are blended with the best curricular practices from around the world. This impressive school hosts ISS LEVEL 5 Innovation Hubs where ideas are ignited, students and teachers are encouraged to explore, and inquiry is encouraged. The latest technology is ubiquitous in the school for students, staff and parents to engage, communicate and learn in a truly collaborative, innovative learning environment. RVIS is accredited by CIS, MSA, and authorized to deliver the IB program.
One of the shining stars of the ISS group of schools is Cayman International School in Grand Cayman. Founded as Faulkner Academy with high ideals in 1994, ISS purchased the school in 2002 and it became Cayman International School (CIS) in 2003 with fewer than 250 students enrolled. For the past 17 years, ISS has been managing and governing the school successfully, with generous support from the Dart corporation, and the enrollment has grown to over 1200 students from around the world. This year the school is undergoing extensive expansion of a new high school to accommodate the growth and popularity of the school.
One of the highest profile and largest projects in the ISS portfolio of successful school start ups is The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) School in Saudi Arabia. ISS worked with the government of Saudi Arabia and KAUST leadership to design, staff, prepare and open The KAUST School (TKS), home now to more than 1600 students from 76 nationalities. Like with so many of its start up and management partners, ISS provided the roadmap and sound foundations for schools like TKS to thrive over the years under their own banner.
ISS OPtimize Key Statistics
Schools owned, operated or managed annually by ISS OPtimize professionals
International schools successfully started by ISS
Of the OPtimize team served as international school heads, principals, curriculum directors, business managers, or board members
Schools engaged in OPtimize consultancies in the past year
Operational professionals joined ISS Professional Societies in the first six months
Continents with ISS schools and services