The International School of MN

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 130 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 9-12) with two types of room choices. Boarding is a separate cost from tuition.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
The InternationalBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-125-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-12Pre-K-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19851907
Campus Size55 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment320 students302 students
% Students of Color
64%
25%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
10%
70%
Average SAT Score1360* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score28*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform required, except for 12th grade students)
Casual
Student : Teacher Ratio1:107:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1718
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
30%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$40,000
(Quad Room: $19,500 / Single Room: $25,000)
$58,935
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$33,082
% Students on Financial Aid
10%
40%
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsGrace Mickelson

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1718
CoursesArt 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

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1216
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Paddle Tennis, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations523
ExtracurricularsClub 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, please call or email us!
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD
  • The International School of MN 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

Profile last updated: 03/23/2021

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