This is one of the oldest international private schools in Poland. Established in 1989, it’s located in Ursynów, where it has two modern campuses. It has a lower primary school, designed for younger children, from kindergarten to fourth grade, an upper primary school for children in grades 5-6, a middle school for students in grades 7-8, and a high school for students in grades 9-12. The majority of students at IAS are foreigners, but some are children of Poles who are interested in an international education and (possibly) career for their children. The school has a broad-based curriculum, using Polish national guidelines, and combines the best teaching methods and practices from other countries. This allows students to continue their education in many different types of schools, including Polish ones. The language of instruction is English and Polish, but students also have the opportunity to learn additional languages, such as German and French. In the education process, the school also puts emphasis on developing mathematical skills, shaping communication and social skills, and educating students in a spirit of tolerance and cooperation. Thanks to the accreditations of the International Baccalaureate (IB), Cognia and the Polish Ministry of Education, IAS is one of the few schools in Poland that give high school students the opportunity to choose a high school diploma program and qualification: the American High School Diploma and SAT, the IB Diploma Programme or the Polish high school diploma.
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Our Kids speaks to Matthew Krasner, principal of IAS
The International American School of Warsaw was the first private American school established in post-communist Poland, founded in 1989. IAS offers education from preschool through high school.