SABIS® is an organization that manages schools worldwide. In the academic year 2008-2009, approximately 56,000 students were enrolled in SABIS® schools. The distinguishing mark of these schools is their implementation of the SABIS® Educational System. It is a system that offers a rigorous, internationally-oriented, college-preparatory curriculum for students aged 3 to 18+ focusing primarily on the core subjects of English, mathematics, sciences, and world languages.
The first school in what has grown to be the SABIS® School Network was the International School of Choueifat. It was founded in 1886 in the village of Choueifat, a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. Currently, the SABIS® School Network consists of Member and Associate Member schools that operate in the private and public sectors worldwide. These schools all implement the SABIS® Educational System, although each one of them remains financially and administratively independent.
THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHOUEIFAT – ERBIL opened for students in September 2006. Today, in its fifth year of operation and after adding one grade level every year, ISC-ERBIL welcomes students in KG1 through Grade 10. Offering a high-quality education to its students, ISC-Erbil is a member of the SABIS® School Network, which consists of schools in 15 countries and provides education to more than 64,000 students.
ISC-Erbil moved to a permanent campus in August 2008. The state-of-the-art campus, which can house up to 2,500 students, includes a semi-Olympic sized swimming pool, as well as modern classrooms, laboratories for the sciences and IT, a library, and staff accommodation.