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ISA Celebrates 20 years of transforming education

The Gift of Dance

ISA Alumni Alexandria Aleman displays "The Gift of Dance."

It was a night of honoring the past with optimism for the future, as past and present staff, students and supporters of The International School of the Americas (ISA) gathered on March 20 to celebrate 20 years since its doors first opened. From its inception, the school has aimed to transform how young minds are educated, by challenging students to reflect on and question what it means to be acting at one’s fullest potential as a learner, leader, and global citizen.

Led by the Master and Mistress of Ceremony, ISA students Sebastian Vega and Olivia Wood, the celebration featured speeches from former directors, performances from former and present students, and closing statements given by current director, Kathy Bieser. Many in attendance enjoyed the International Greetings portion of the ceremony, where fourteen students greeted the audience in fourteen different languages.

The theme of “gifts” was intertwined throughout ceremony, which reflects part of the school’s foundational beliefs. Many of the students and teachers walk into ISA with gifts, and the school commits itself to respecting, honoring and encouraging those gifts to flourish in hopes of growing and sustaining a positively dynamic local and global community.

Posted on March 27, 2014