The International School of Phnom Penh
(ISPP) is an international school
in Phnom Penh
. It is a private, non-profit, English language, coeducational day school that offers an educational program from preschool (2.5 year olds) through grade 12. The school was founded in 1989. At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, enrollment was 369 students, representing 29 countries.
ISPP was started in 1989 by some families working for non-government organizations
. The first six students, aged three to seven, met part-time in the home of one of the parents who became their teacher.
In 1990, a villa was rented and ISPP took the first real steps to become a normal day school. A curriculum was developed and a Kindergarten
to Grade 4 program was set in place. Student numbers gradually increased at the start of the school year to 11. ISPP's Charter was then written and approved, establishing it as a parent-owned and operated non-sectarian, non-profit school.
By 1995, the full-time expatriate faculty numbered 14 and the student body 230. In February, following in-service training, the school developed an innovative approach to effectively meet the needs of the EAL
learners at ISPP. A Biology
laboratory was established for the secondary school along with the continued expansion of the Computer Lab and the Media Center.
Early in 1996, a formal learning support program was developed and a full-time learning support teacher was employed later that year. A strategic plan was... Read More