Mission Statement

After you’ve read the text below, please also watch this film in which four students and their teachers explain what the Mission Statement means to them.

‘A Community learning for world citizenship’

The International School Utrecht is an IB World School, offering a complete and connected International Baccalaureate programme for students from 4-18 from diverse international backgrounds. We continuously strive for academic excellence in the delivery of this programme. Our mission statement consists of four equally important pillars.

We are a close-knit and welcoming community of students, staff and parents. We all approach life from a different culture and background and with the languages we know. We find each other in our common goal: to create a stimulating learning environment in which everyone feels at home. We strive to be culturally competent; we are grounded in our own cultures, yet curious about others.

We communicate across cultures, using music to form strong bonds. That is why we offer an exciting music programme accessible to all students and connected to the rich music tradition of the city of Utrecht.

We give special attention to the physical and social environment we learn and work in. We value and care for the natural world and model responsible behaviour. Our learning environment is one in which every person can express themselves safely and freely.

We use technology in an innovative and sensible way to enhance our teaching and learning. We equally appreciate the value of sensory and tactile experiences. We approach the virtual and real world as one, behaving consistently as we are moving from one to the other.

We are a community of life-long learners