This is part two of this series. You can see part one here.
Northbridge International School Cambodia (NISC)
This is a private English-speaking international school for students aged between 2-18 years. It is located in Teuk Tlar commune, Sen Sok section, in the capital of Cambodia – Phnom Penh.
Founded in 1996, it is one of the largest international schools in the country with over 800 students representing over 40 nationalities. The faculty is international, with teachers representing more than 15 nationalities, from Australia to the United States, from Argentina to Japan. The academic year at Northbridge is divided into two semesters, starting in mid-August and early January, for a total of 180 teaching days for students and 190 working days for faculty.
NISC is an international baccalaureate school that provides its students with three IB programs:
- IB PYP in elementary school
- IB MYP in high school
- IB DP in high school
NISC has got its accreditation by the East Asia Regional Overseas Schools Council (EARCOS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The NISC is has three sections, the Primary School Program (EL2 to Grade 5), the Secondary Education Program (Grades 6 to 10), and the IB Diploma (Grades 11 to 12), all located in one purpose-built facility. campus. The school offers a large number of extracurricular activities and sports teams.
NISC is in a healthy competition with other member schools in sports such as football (soccer), tennis, volleyball, basketball, and swimming. NISC has an active student group called Model United Nations, which delegates also attend international conferences.
Northbridge is the only school in Cambodia to offer unique global opportunities for students and staff through the Nord Anglia Education (NAE) family of schools around the world. Students can develop effective global citizenship through access and use of the Global Campus.
It is a Nord Anglia initiative that helps develop higher-order thinking skills and connects students with fellow Nord Anglia students through online interaction and exchange in places like New York and Tanzania. Other important collaborations included the Juilliard School, MIT and UNICEF, which have helped enrich the curriculum far beyond traditional education and prepared students for an exciting future.
The school gives its students the opportunity to get priceless qualifications and develop key life skills. In an increasingly globalized world, premium international schooling sets young students up for a brighter future and gives them the platform they need to achieve their dreams. Kids as young as 2 years old can join at Northbridge, staying there during every step of the way.
Students learning in NISC can get higher quality global learning chances than any other child learning in another school in Cambodia. They teach 11 languages, including English, French and Mandarin, and include IB Primary, IB Middle and IB Diploma programs in their curriculum. The students can leave the school after learning foreign languages and getting the helpful skills and qualifications, highly acclaimed at some of the finest universities in the world.
Invictus International School Phnom Penh
Invictus International School in Phnom Penh was founded in 2020, and its campus is located in the city center on Preah Norodom Boulevard. The school welcomes both international and local students and its recently became the school of choice for many expats in Phnom Penh.
Invictus International School Phnom Penh is part of the Invictus School, which was founded in Singapore later in 2015. The school’s students number has grown from 40 1,000 students with campuses extending beyond the coast of Singapore, including Hong Kong, China and Cambodia.
The school is the own brand of Sing-Ed Global Schoolhouse Pte Ltd (Sing-Ed Global), the education arm of Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd., listed on the Singapore Exchange on Motherboards. Sing-Ed Global is headquartered in Singapore. geographic presence in Singapore, Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, People’s Republic of China and (through associates) Israel and the United States of America. The scope of activities ranges from active preschools, international K-12 schools and centers of excellence, and investments in educational technology companies.
Founded to provide quality and affordable education from kindergarten to grade 13 (ages 3-18), Invictus uses rigorous curriculum recognized around the world and offers experienced classroom instruction through experienced teachers to help every child develop a spirit of lifelong learning and improvement.
• Nursery and reception (kindergarten) 1-6 grades — the first stage of preparation.
• 7-9 grades – Cambridge Junior High School
• 10th and 11th grades – International Certificate of General Secondary Education (IGCSE)
• 12th and 13th grades – Cambridge International Level “A”
To further expand the curriculum, the school has also included Singaporean mathematics used in 25 countries, including England and the United States. They also provide students with the opportunity to study three languages: English, Khmer, and Mandarin Chinese at different levels of proficiency.
The school is equipped with modern teaching facilities and qualified teachers experienced in providing holistic English language programs to enhance the skills of students from overseas.
Invictus faculty members hold academic degrees and teaching qualifications from internationally recognized universities. Leveraging 21st century best practices, the school’s teachers provide student-centered learning that enables students to master skills, knowledge, and concepts. Using the best international curricula, they give the students an opportunity to develop multicultural and international perspectives as global citizens of the world.
Here at Invictus, they believe in personalized learning, with a maximum class size of 1 teacher per 25 students, with even smaller class sizes of 1: 8 in nurseries and 1:10 in reception rooms. The teachers create a rigorous curriculum, engaging students in lifelong learning. They believe that every child is unique and are committed to helping students reach their potential as confident, capable, and internationally oriented people.
Invictus provides multilingual education so students gain a competitive edge in their global environment. Students in grades 1-9 can choose from English and French, English and Khmer, or English and Mandarin Chinese.