Our School

ISG breathes its vision and is an example to many other schools
Observing students from Ghent University


We are proud of the dynamic, integrated and international curriculum we deliver to our children from all over the globe. Our small classes and tailored teaching programmes focus on academic and personal goals to ensure our children grow into confident individuals.

At ISG, pupils between 2.5 – 12 years old are educated at pre-primary and primary stages.

  • Lower Pre-primary: 2.5 – 3 year olds
  • ​Middle Pre-Primary: 4 year olds
  • Upper Pre-primary:  5 year olds
  • Lower Primary: Year 1
  • Middle Primary: Years 2 and 3
  • Upper Primary: Years 4, 5 and 6


Our Vision

All decisions we make at our school grow from our shared vision. We aim to create an inclusive school environment where all pupils are supported to reach their full potential. Our mission statement is not just written on a piece of paper and filed away  - it is alive and active in everything we do. Our mission at ISG is to create a caring community where pupils of all nationalities, religious and cultural backgrounds are challenged to become active and open-minded learners and pursue academic and personal excellence.


Our Students

We are a true International School with children representing more than 30 different nationalities. Our diversity brings us together to create a caring and inclusive environment. It is inspiring to see how our pupils, from such diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, learn and play together. In our supportive school community they feel valued, inspired and encouraged to be the best they can be. Our talented teachers also bring a wealth of international experience and are experienced and qualified in supporting children who arrive with little to no English knowledge


Our History

We opened our doors to our first 10 pupils in 2012 and have since gone from strength to strength. For our first two years we were located above a local Flemish school. After two years it was necessary to find a larger location so we moved to the Leopoldskazerne near the Citadel park. With our increasing pupil numbers it became necessary to look for a larger and more permanent home. We built our own fantastic new learning facility on the De Pintelaand which we moved into during the summer of 2016. We are very excited about this next chapter for our school. We are of course very grateful to the founding members of ISG - University Gent, VIB (Flemish Institute for Biotechnology), Barco and Volvo, and for the support we receive from the Cities of Ghent and Kortrijk, and VOKA East and West Flanders. ISG is proud to be the only English speaking school for pre-primary and primary aged children in East and West Flanders!