The main prize was awarded in addition to 12 category winners at the organization’s International School Awards, selected from more than 260 nominations from schools from 48 countries.
Other winners included the International School of Kenya, Nairobi, Rugby School Thailand, Chonburi and Nord Anglia International School Dubai, UAE.
The awards aim to recognize the best initiatives in international schools around the world, said Leigh Webb, CEO of ISC Research.
“The range of participating schools, the breadth of initiatives submitted and the quality of practice delivered within the international school community today is inspiring,” he told attendees of the online event. .
International School of Kenya, Nairobi won the Community Building Award for a student-led social enterprise promoting grassroots plastic recycling, Rugby School Thailand won the Community Wellbeing Award for its online forum connecting parents and school community at large.
A robotics program on the human body at the Colegio Panamericano in Colombia received the award for best for digital technology in learning, while Nord Anglia International School Dubai was recognized in the Innovation and creativity in learning category.
The Ethical Values Education Prize was awarded to the International School of Berlin Brandenburg, Germany, for its ethics initiative for the primary years, while the Harbor School, Hong Kong, was awarded in the teaching category and learning.
Winners from Southeast Asia included Marlborough College Malaysia, Iskandar Puteri in the Strategic Leadership category, Brighton College Bangkok, Thailand, won the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice award, and Ho Chi Minh International School City – American Academy in Vietnam won the Safeguarding award.
Dulwich College Beijing, China, won the Pathways to Continued and University Education Award for its student-led career path initiative.
“None of this happens in isolation”
ISZL has also been recognized in the Environment Award and International Impact Award categories, for its sustainable food aquaponics program in Ghana and a Global Changemakers initiative supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“None of this happens in isolation, [it’s] thanks to the work of our students leading this truly critical work, together with our parents as partners and all of our incredible staff,” said ISZL Director Barry Dequanne.
Special recognition was also given to three schools: Still I Rise School, Mathare; Al Bayan International School, Kuwait; and the Azerbaijan European School.
Branksome Hall Asia in South Korea received the best gong in the 2021 iteration of the ceremony.