United Nations International School - United Nations Internation School (UNIS) is a K-12 school, that completes the New York High School programme as well as following prestigious International Baccalaureate curriculum. Therefore those students who choose to take the IB exams graduate with two diplomas. The IB system is highly regarded around the world and is concerned by most to be the best educational system available and I would concur. Its syllabus requires each student to take their native language (for example English), Math, a second language, a science, a humanities discipline, and one final subject of their choice (this can be a second science, an art, a third language, a humanities subject). Students also all take Theory of Knowledge, which is both a philosophical and practical approach to understanding what it is we know, what we believe, and why, in an attempt to teach students to be independent and mature thinkers. Finally all IB students are required to complete an extended essay in a research topic of their choice, and to complete 50 hours of creative activity, physical activity, and community service respectively. As is clear the IB, and therefore UNIS, offers a student the opportunity to be extremely well-rounded. Moreover, because of the IB’s international focus, there is a breadth of material covered in the syllabus not found in any national system. For instance, in History one can study the history of any continent, not just one’s own. In English Literature, one must study world literature in translation, thus being exposed to global literary greats. The school is well-equipped, but not compared to many private schools in the US or the UK. However UNIS more than makes up for this by having an incomparably qualified faculty, whose teaching is founded on love of learning and mutual respect between student and educator. UNIS, as a renowned. read more »
United Nations International School founded 1947 is a co-educational private independent College Preparatory school located in New York, NY, USA. United Nations International School enrolls Day students only with a total student enrollment of 1550 in day student grades K to 12th. United Nations International School endowment is estimated $13 million and the endowment per student is estimated $8,387.
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