‘It’s cool to excel academically’ – the school’s mission statement is reflected in every aspect of school life. “Many families entrust their children to the ISR because we do not only teach maths and science, but also moral values in partnership with parents,” Eileen Lyons, school director, says. The ISR is a privately financed, non-profit school with a full-day academic programme in the Duesseldorf, Neuss and Cologne region, which seeks to develop students into well-rounded, multi-lingual, self-aware and socially-responsible global citizens. If offers an excellent, international education with a holistic concept from nursery school to grade 12.