English schools in Asia
"This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about."
-Rudyard Kipling. Letters from the East, 1898
International School Yangon is a private co-educational day school, providing an American curriculum from Pre-school through Grade 12. The school is fully accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA). The student body consists of 380 students from 30 countries: Myanmar (24%), Korean (23%), American (11%), Malaysian (5%), Japanese (6%), Indian (5%), Thai (4%), Australian (3%), Other Asian (14%) and European (4%). There are currently 127 students in high school. ISY offers a college preparatory program, leading to a U.S. diploma. All faculty members are certified in their respective countries. Eighty percent of the faculty have earned at least a Masters Degree.
The International School Yangon was founded in 1952 but moved to its current location in 1988. The school is located on a four acre campus on the outskirts of the city. The campus includes seven buildings which house forty-three classrooms, a library of over 27,000 volumes, three science labs, two music rooms, two art rooms, five computer labs, a lunchroom, and a multipurpose room. There are two playground areas, two covered courts and one field. A new elementary building was constructed and opened to students in 2006.