Homeroom Class Placement

Our goal is to create equal classes across each grade level.  Primary students learn best in a classroom that is of mixed abilities.  We want to ensure that the mix of students in each classroom is going to be effective and support learning.  We also want what is best for each individual child.

With that in mind, parents do not get to choose their own homeroom (this applies to even those parents who are teachers). 

We use a computer program to help sort the students into homerooms. 

Many factors are considered when creating homeroom classes including: 

  • Even distribution of boys and girls 

  • English language level 

  • Behavior issues 

  • Teacher strengths 

  • Student special needs 

  • Splitting up student who cannot get along


Teachers at each grade level plan their lessons collaboratively and so the teaching is very consistent across the grade level.

Teachers have different personalities and we want our students to be able to interact effectively with every kind of person.  Our goal is to have ISNS be successful no matter where they go in the world and with whomever they encounter in the world.   Learning Social Skills is a major element that student need to learn in the IB and they best way to develop their Social Skills is to interact with a variety of different people.