To homogenously apply our ambitious program, a theory, and consequently a methodology based on it, is a crucial element. We believe that recognising the value of the uniqueness of individuals, giving importance to personality traits, and promoting synergies between teachers and families are central elements for student's cultural, physical and psychological growth.
ISP is inspired by Alfred Adler's educational concepts. His ideology focuses on respect for children's psychological development and underlines the need to enhance and support children's innate need for learning and their curiosity as learning tools, as well providing recognition and encouragement for effort.
Perhaps nothing can better explain our aim than the words of Adler:
This is adolescence: to demonstrate that you are no longer children. And the best teachers are those who do not expect anything for themselves; neither credits nor rewards for their labour. The EDUCATOR fixes the image of an adult on the teenager soul, in whom he can have full confidence without any reservation; an image that will be transmitted from one generation to the next, infinitely.
These words resonate with our teachers, staff, and underpin our vision for ISP.