International School of Ulaanbaatar

About ISU

ISU is a Pre-kindergarten to Grade 12 international school offering an inquiry-based, experiential learning environment based on the globally recognized International Baccalaureate programmes.

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The International School of Ulaanbaatar (ISU) is a private, non-profit, secular, co-educational school that began operation in September 1992 to meet the educational needs of the growing international community.

Permission to open the school was granted by the Mongolian Ministry of Education in May 1992.  In December 1997, the Mongolian Ministry of Education certified the International School of Ulaanbaatar and in 2003, ISU received full accreditation from NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) & CIS (Council of International Schools) and full authorization from the IB (International Bacalaureate organisation) to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP).

Enrollment: ISU currently has 320 students representing 19 nations. There are 177 students in the Primary School and 141 students in the Secondary School.

Curriculum: The International School of Ulaanbaatar seeks to offer the best educational system possible based on an international curriculum. For this reason the International Baccalaureate PYP, MYP and DP are implemented at our school.  Within these IB programmes, we base our student assessments on the international AERO performance standards.  Our programme delivery and student assessment are externally moderated and evaluated by the IB annually at the Grade 5, Grade 10 and Grade 12 levels.  As well, our acceditation and IB authorisation status is monitored by NEASC, CIS and the IB on a two- to five-year review cycle for the various areas of our international school operation.

During the academic year 2012-2013, ISU celebrated twenty years of offering international education in Ulaanbaatar.  We now look forward to continued growth and development for the next twenty years as we build our expansion facilities that will accommodate up to 800 students as well as providing enhanced learning resources such as a theatre, swimming pool, another gymnasium, more classrooms and especially more specialist learning spaces in subject areas such as the sciences, design technology, music, drama and visual arts.

ISU - far above the steppes of Asia...


Four Seasons Garden
Khan-Uul District, 15 Khoroo
PO Box 36/10
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia-17032
  • T: +976-70160010
  • T: +976-70160020
  • F: +976-70160012
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