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Ms. Merry Wade, Director
International School, Yangon (Burma)
DOS/Administrative Officer
4250 Rangoon Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-4250
Tel: 95-1-512-793/795
Fax: 95-1-525-020
E-mail: ISYDIRECTOR@mptmail.net.mn


The International School Yangon (ISY) is a private, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for students of U.S. diplomatic mission families and students of all nationalities who desire a U.S. education. The School was founded in 1955. The school year comprises four quarters extending from August 9 to October13, October 23 to December 22, January 15 to March 16, and March 19 to June 1.

Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member Board of Management elected for 2-year terms by the Parents' Association, the sponsor of the School. Membership in the Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School. The School is nonprofit and nonsectarian. It is unofficially permitted to operate by the Myanmar government.

Curriculum: Standard U.S. public elementary, middle and high school curriculum is followed. International School Yangon is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The language of instruction is English. The testing program includes the CTP III for grades 4 through 9 and the College Board exams. Advanced Placement courses are offered in Chemistry, Calculus, English/American Literature, World Literature, Economics, European History and French.

Faculty: In the 2000-2001 school year, there are 39 instructors, most of whom are U.S. certified and have earned Master's Degrees. Classes are limited to 20 students. Workshops, regional conferences and summer study grants are provided to assist in professional development..

Enrollment: Enrollment at the beginning of the 2000-2001 school year was 331 (PK-grade 12), including 32 U.S. citizens, 101 host-country nationals, and 198 third-country nationals.

Facilities: The School consists of 6 buildings on a four acre site in a residential area of Yangon. The School has a newly expanded, well-equipped library, music room, art room, two computer labs, two science labs and a multi-purpose room. There is a playground, a playing field and two basketball/volleyball courts.

Finances:In the 2000-2001 school year, about 95 percent of the School's income derives from school tuition, registration fees and capital levy fees. The annual tuition rates for 2000-2001 are: PK: $1,786; Kdg.: $5,640; and grades 1-12: $7,890. There is a one-time registration fee of $1,000 and a capital fee of $4,000 payable by each new student from kindergarten on. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars only. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further with A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs and the like.