Saipan International School (SIS) is a private, non-profit organisation that offers instruction in preschool through twelfth grade. Instruction is theme-oriented and based on national standards and benchmarks from the United States. SIS is fully accredited through the year 2024 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) from K5 through 12th grade. The school is authorized under Federal law to enrol nonimmigrant students.
The mission of SIS is to help each child reach his or her full potential by providing a positive environment that fosters academic, emotional, and social growth. This environment is created when trust, respect, and acceptance are values shared by students, parents, and school staff.
In 2020 SIS moved to HRDNZ (certified Moodle Partner in Asia-Pacific since 2006) for hosting and support, and established their GeckoNet Moodle site for online learning.
Since partnering with HRDNZ Saipan International School have seen increased adoption and use of Moodle, and in the current COVID-19 environment the ability to deliver courses online during social distancing restrictions is a key part of the education strategy for SIS.
Saipan International School is committed to creating an educational environment that affirms a wide variety of learning styles, experiences, skill levels, and interests. SIS also maintains the highest academic standards, and challenges students to perform at the peak of their potential. Each child is encouraged to develop creativity, enhance problem solving and critical thinking skills, and build a feeling of self-worth. Small class sizes, averaging 18 students, give teachers an opportunity to meet the needs of a diverse student population in a secular, nondiscriminatory environment.
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