History of the International School of Latvia

  • The International School of Latvia (ISL) was founded in 1992 and became ‘incorporated’ in 1994, at which time it had 35 students. 

  • 1995: ISL hires its first overseas director.
  • 1997: ISL moves to the former Bulduri Horticulture School campus. First graduates.
  • 1998: ISL receives MYP authorization.
  • 1999: ISL receives PYP authorization.
  • In 2000, ISL opted for the Joint Accreditation Protocol offered by CIS/NEASC, an exercise that was repeated in 2010 when the school received Joint Accreditation from CIS and NEASC.
  • March 2003: The Latvian and US governments sign the  bilateral agreement concerning the status of private educational institution “The International School of Latvia”.
  • 2004: ISL receives DP authorization.
  • 2006: First IB Diploma graduates.
  • August 2006 the bilateral agreement comes in force after being ratified by the Government of the Republic of Latvia in June 2006 and the US Senate in July 2006.
  • 2011: ISL moves to its current campus in Pinki.
  • 2014: ISL celebrates 20 years and adds apple orchard to campus and first modular classrooms.
  • June 2017: ISL starts the building of the new extension.

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