INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A local private school is preparing to welcome students to a new campus. Headteachers have just completed a unique summer camp to prepare students for the move while teaching them different languages.
Prior to this fall, the younger ones operated out of a building on the Butler University campus. The International School of Indiana is the only school in the state to offer full language immersion for children ages 3 through fifth grade, as well as an International Baccalaureate (IB) program for its high school students. News 8’s Amicia Ramsey toured inside the new primary school as it hosted a language summer camp. It was also the first time that many students entered it.
The school partners with Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School for the camp. HLG exposes ISI students to more than 70 world languages, most of any university in the country. ISI school principal Elizabeth Head says it gives students and their families a better understanding of how people live and see the world.
“They have teachers from all over the world who teach at IU every day. They work with us, and they send their IU teachers. They find people who have their skills and bring them to the K-12 environment. So. That our students can benefit from their expertise, and us of course what we do with language immersion and multiculturalism, is a great fit,” Head said.
ISI is a private school, but financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available. The first day of school for the entire campus is August 9. It is still enrolling for the 2022-2023 semester and they are accepting applications.