Mission and Core Values

Mission Statement
SSIS is a college preparatory school committed to the intellectual and personal development of each student in preparation for a purposeful life as a global citizen.


Core Values
SSIS Believes In and Promotes:

Academic Excellence
A challenging academic program, based on American standards, that teaches the student how to think, to learn, to problem solve, and to work individually and in teams while acquiring a foundational knowledge base of the world.

Sense of Self
A community atmosphere in which each student can gain a sense of “who she or he is” in the world; to develop self-confidence, strong character, convictions, leadership abilities, grace, courage, the desire to be a life-long learner and the commitment to achieve excellence in all she or he does.

Dedicated Service
A view that looks beyond oneself to the assets and needs of the surrounding community and the world and finds fulfillment in unlocking potential in the service of humankind.  The model SSIS graduate will demonstrate a caring attitude, be environmentally aware and persevere for the good of the community.

Balance in Life
An academic program that promotes an appreciation for all of life and seeks to balance the sciences with the humanities; academics with the arts; mental wholeness with physical, social and spiritual wholeness; and future career with family relationships.

Respect for All
A perspective that each individual is a person of worth.