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Welcome to ISD

About ISD

A Warm Welcome

Our Story

ISD is the first accredited IB World Primary School in Ireland. Founded in 2007, ISD is very proud of forging the path to demonstrate the demand for, and success in, a progressive education at the primary level.

The ISD Story

Established to expand diversity within the educational offering across Ireland, ISD provides an array of educational choice in a culturally diverse environment. We are co-educational and non-denominational. The curriculum is learner driven, facilitated through inquiry and focused on intercultural understanding, lifelong learning and respect.

Community is maintained as the heart of the school’s mission. The welcoming, responsive and warm atmosphere of the school provides a home for both local and international families. ISD prides itself on its strong connections with alumni all over the globe.

Meet Our Team

ISD is very proud of our outstanding team of international educators. Collectively, we share extensive experience in international primary education and like many of our families; have moved to Ireland and made Dublin our home.

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Cristen Schwab, Head of School, International School of Dublin

Cristen Schwab

Head of School

Naná Isa

PYP Coordinator and EAL Teacher

Louise Kearns

Office Administrator

Alexandra Kircher

Kindergarten Class Teacher

Alexandra (Ally) Hewitt

Grade 1,2 Class Teacher

Nitu Arora

Grade 3,4 Class Teacher

Silvia García Robles

Grade 5,6 Class Teacher

Angela Stevens

Performing Arts Teacher

Alba Antón Expósito

Spanish Teacher

Philip Reid

Physical Education Teacher and School Camp Provider

Janan Abir

After School Programme Lead

Meet Our Board of Directors

ISD is governed by an independent voluntary board of directors representing an array of expert skill sets.

Our Values

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile represents a common set of values across all IB World Schools. The Learner Profile provides a long-term vision of education.

At ISD all community members are encouraged to recognise, model and support these attributes.
The Learner Profile encourages IB students to become:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

About Dublin

Céad míle fáilte.

Dublin city is known for the welcoming nature of its people. It is vibrant and cosmopolitan, enjoying all of the amenities of a capital city with a town size feel.

Home to Ireland’s main port, it is the centre of commercial and financial activity on the island. Many multinational companies from around the world have chosen Dublin to base their European headquarters.

A place where history meets modernity, Dublin city is easily explored by foot through its winding cobblestone streets. A mild maritime climate combined with parks, Georgian streetscapes, pedestrianized areas and greenspaces abound make Dublin a family friendly choice.

Dublin is dynamic and bursting with culture. Gaelic heritage integrated with an ever growing diverse population provides for an eclectic atmosphere. From music filled streets to Michelin star restaurants, there is something for everyone.

Geographically situated along the coastline and ringed to the south by the Wicklow and Dublin mountains, nature pursuits and beautiful vistas are easily accessible and an international airport provides an excellent base to explore Europe.


Getting Started at ISD Getting started at ISD

If you feel ISD is a right fit for your family, make an expression of interest to begin communication with our Admissions team.

If you feel ISD is a right fit for your family, make an expression of interest to begin communication with our Admissions team.

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