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ISF Core Values

ISF: Where Florence’s Uniqueness Meets Holistic Excellence – Nurturing Well-Being through Respect, Responsibility, Relationships, and Rigor.


At ISF, our core values – Respect, Responsibility, Relationships, and Rigor – serve as the bedrock of our educational community. These values inspire us to demonstrate kindness, take accountability, foster meaningful connections, pursue excellence with unwavering determination, and uphold the highest standards of honesty and ethics.
Our educational philosophy is rooted in four core values: Respect, Responsibility, Relationships, and Rigor. These values serve as the foundation of our students' daily lives, guiding them in their personal and academic growth. Additionally, we embrace the essential attributes of a well-rounded learner, which are intrinsic to the International Baccalaureate program. These qualities encompass being Inquirer, Thinker, Caring, Balanced, Knowledgeable, Open-Minded, Risk-Taker, Communicator, Reflective, and Principled. These attributes are not only integral to the IB program but also crucial for the holistic development of our students.

As we embark on this journey of integrating these values into our daily lives, we encourage
each member of our community to reflect on how we can collectively uphold and embody
these principles.


At ISF, Respect is one of our fundamental school values, it entails treating each other with kindness, appreciating our unique differences, actively listening, showing genuine care for one another, and consistently practicing equity, fairness and friendliness.



At ISF, Relationships mean fostering friendships, honest communication, active listening, teamwork, respectful conflict resolution, trust, kindness, mutual support, embracing diversity, and recognizing that positive relationships lead to our happiness and success.



At ISF, we hold Rigor as a core school value. This means that we are committed to putting in the effort to continually improve, setting ambitious goals, and striving to do our absolute best in all our endeavours.



At ISF, Responsibility involves being honest, staying true to our values, taking ownership of our actions, demonstrating authenticity, doing what right, and honouring our commitments. It also includes upholding honesty, ethical behaviour, moral principles, trustworthiness, and accountability.