The International School of Minnesota (ISM)

6385 Beach Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Welcome to The International School of Minnesota (ISM), a diverse and inclusive international learning environment that offers students a superior college-prep education. As a proud member of the SABIS School Network, we have the support of a global network of schools in 20 countries and over 135 years of experience behind us.
We enroll year-around for our domestic and international students from preschool through grade 12.
Our new state-of-the art boarding facility has space for 32 students (grades 8-12) with two types of room choices. Boarding is a separate cost from tuition.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $40,000
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The International School of Minnesota (ISM) ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 285 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
The International School of Minnesota (ISM)
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
Pre-K-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD
n/a
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1985
1906
Campus Size
57 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
320 students
319 students
% Students of Color
64%
25%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
10%
68%
Average SAT Score
1360
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
28
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform required for all students
Casual
Student : Teacher Ratio
1:10
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
17
18
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
30%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$40,000
(Quad Room: $19,500 / Single Room: $25,000)
$64,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$35,900
% Students on Financial Aid
10%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Grace Mickelson

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
17
18
Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chinese Language & Culture, Computer Science A, English Language & Literature, English Literature & Composition, European History, French Language & Culture, Government & Politics (U.S.), Human Geography, Music Theory, Physics B, Physics C, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature & Culture, Statistics, Studio Art (Drawing)

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
5
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Debate Club, Justice League, Math League

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Club Swimming (Foxjets), Urban Connection (dance)

School Notes

  • Our students come from the local community and around the world and share a variety of interests and global perspectives. They are talented, motivated and actively involved in their school community through academics, activities, athletics, and our Student Life Organization.
  • International students typically require a U.S. F-1 student visa to attend school here. Official English tests may be required for admission (depending on grade) as we have an English language learner program. 
  • SLO is a remarkable program that gives students hands-on opportunities to learn real-life experiences and leadership skills. Together, ISM students thrive in an environment in which a love of learning, mutual respect, and commitment to cooperation transcend differences.
  • Nestled in a beautiful, wooded area in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, our 55-acre campus provides a safe home-away-from-home where students can grow and learn. There`s a special sense of belonging at ISM that you can feel as soon as you arrive.We invite you to learn more about ISM by browsing our site. We welcome everyone interested in our programs and community to visit our beautiful campus.
  • To schedule a visit go to: ISM.SCHOOL
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD
  • The International School of Minnesota (ISM) accreditations: Accreditation International, National Council for Private School Accreditation, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and Middle States Association -Commissions on Elementary & Secondary Education
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The International School of Minnesota (ISM) cost?
The International School of Minnesota (ISM)'s tuition is approximately $40,000 for boarding students.
What sports does The International School of Minnesota (ISM) offer?
The International School of Minnesota (ISM) offers 12 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Golf, Paddle Tennis, Soccer, Track, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.
What is The International School of Minnesota (ISM)'s ranking?
The International School of Minnesota (ISM) ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High average SAT scores.
When is the application deadline for The International School of Minnesota (ISM)?
The application deadline for The International School of Minnesota (ISM) is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $40,000
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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