Director's Note


SICAS is a one-of-a-kind school where we try to subvert conventional modes of education as much as we can while staying true to the standards set by our partner boards, i.e. Cambridge International and International Baccalaureate. On face value, SICAS is a results driven school where students are exposed to academic rigor, and are expected to compete within and without to benchmark themselves against the highest educational standards. But if you were to dig deeper, SICAS is also a community that serves as a preparatory ground for life beyond the classroom. Aside from developing learner attributes and meeting the curriculum standards, the school serves as a laboratory for real-life learning, where interpersonal relations are fostered, and where community spirit looms large. It’s quite simply a place where students are challenged in the comfort of their surroundings, where they nurture crucial skills in a setting they can call home.
 
At SICAS innovation and creativity are cornerstones of our vision. We are constantly introducing new ideas such as the SICAS Speaker Series and Leadership Advisory program. We stay abreast with technology and make sure our campuses are equipped with the latest resources. Follet’s Library solution, Destiny, and Hobson’s guidance counselling program, Naviance, are some of the tools we use to monitor student learning and record personal progress. Our schools are busy places where sports and extracurriculars seemingly never stop. Our students are always seen involved in select activities such as parliamentary debates, model UNs, dramatics, art, community service, environmental preservation, alongside a full range of sports offerings. Our house system allows us to cultivate excellence in the extracurriculars and the pastoral care provided by fulltime faculty members and house masters is another crucial factor that facilitates the development of the whole-child.
 
It is no wonder that our graduate students are noted for their dynamic personalities, multi-pronged skillsets, generous nature, inquisitiveness, and most importantly leadership abilities. Our administrative team as well as teaching staff is recruited with utmost care and are exposed to world-class professional development opportunities. The student-centered approach is more than just a mantra at SICAS, and it is indeed a place where learning is of importance as much to the teacher as it is to the student. From Preschool to A Levels, SICAS is always remembered fondly as a place where students navigated some of the most important years of their formative lives. All in all, SICAS is a place of small miracles, where the unique qualities of its inhabitants are nurtured in every possible way. That is why SICAS consistently ranks highly as a provider of quality education, one is which attention to detail is never lost. And if you walk into any of our campuses, remember that you are seeing the leaders of tomorrow, today.
 


Shehryar Salamat