Hello and welcome!

We look to make school a place of transformation. We believe each person is in process. We believe each student is exemplary. In this global era of movement through travel and technology, the work of the international classroom at iSCA aims to build the kind of future world we want to live in together. We’re building circuits and castles, filming music videos, moderating debates, and dancing Zumba.

We are stepping into more of who we are to become. School can be a place for students to develop knowledge and personal skills, applying them in purposeful ways.

It’s a place for students to connect with meaningful causes, becoming thoughtful and responsible citizens. They develop creativity and leadership skills. We work to connect learning to life change.

I invite you to join us by taking a look through this site. Come see what could be your place with iSCA!


Dr. Erika Carlson
Director of Digital Learning

Our Story

iSC entered the world of education in 1986 with the opening of its first international school. Over the past thirty five years, iSC has grown into a family of schools, six of which are international schools in China and one in the UAE in addition to several bilingual schools. iSC Academy finds its roots in two primary online educational services provided by iSC, both beginning in the 2019-20 school year.

iSC has a heart for peoples throughout the world, and are committed to building into those who are a part of the iSC community as well as those who host its educational services. At the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, iSC felt called to partner with Chinese families serving in various vocations abroad, supporting them by offering online Chinese language and culture courses. Later in early 2020, schools throughout the world responded to COVID-19 by shifting to distance learning; iSC schools were no exception. iSC families were scattered across the globe as some returned to their passport countries and others stayed in China and the UAE, but they remained connected to one another through a shift to online educational services. Thus, iSC Academy was born!

iSC leadership recognized the need for continued relational online educational opportunities. After seeing so much success in its Chinese language and culture courses and its COVID-19 response, a team was assembled to develop an accredited online school able to share iSC educational services with those around the world. Although iSC Academy meets families through a different platform, it is fully iSC. Same purpose, vision, and values. Same standards of excellence, support, and community. Now offering part-time and full-time online opportunities, iSC Academy is delighted to be able to offer worldwide education scalable to individualized student needs.


International Schools Consortium

iSC Academy (iSCA) is a part of the International Schools Consortium (iSC) — a nonprofit organization that, since 1986, has offered excellent academic programs to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students. iSC has six brick-and-mortar schools in China — in Chengdu, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, Tianjin, and Yantai — one school in the UAE, and helps to support various other educational initiatives globally.

iSC is a multi-school program, enabling students and teachers to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. The opportunity to be a part of this larger, interconnected community is just one of the many ways in which the experience is unique. iSC is a division of the LDi - Leadership Development International family of companies, an organization committed to leadership development, training, and transformation around the world.


Who We Are

Our Purpose

iSC Academy is committed to providing a transformative, holistic K12 education in an online community to develop globally-minded individuals who learn, love, and lead.

Our Vision

The vision of iSC Academy is to raise up world-class servant leaders in every vocation.

Our Values

iSCA is dedicated to providing an educational experience that transforms students from the inside out. In addition, iSCA is committed to serving students, their families, and the communities in which they live, specifically by inspiring growth in the iSC 9 Qualities for Life.

Learn more about iSC 9 life Character!

Accreditation & Affiliations