International School of Dhaka celebrated its 15th founding anniversary at its Bashundhara Residential Area campus in the capital recently.
On the occasion, the school authority organized a press conference on its educational activities, achievements and other activities over the past years, said a press release.
The school started its operation in August of 1999 in Bangladesh, said an ISD official. Initially, the institution enrolled students for Nursery to Grade 5, which later extended to Grade 10. Besides, the school also offers some diploma courses.
The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
It follows international baccalaureate curriculum, which is acclaimed as a developed curriculum in the whole world. According to the curriculum, the students are facilitated to choose the subjects on their choices.
The school's Chief Executive Officer Craig Salmon said, "It is not only a school, but a family." In ISD, the teachers teach the students with pleasure not with fear and ISD provides education to every student as per the student's talent and demand, he added. Diya Chowdhury, a student of ISD, also shared the same vibe and said, "Many think that Bengali language is neglected in English medium schools, but it is not right in ISD."
"In ISD, we have a special club on Bengali language and we have achieved many prizes in different Bengali language based contests with various renowned Bengali medium schools," she added.
She also said that the students of ISD do not need to go for private tuitions and also learn Spanish besides Bengali and English.