United Nations International School24-50 Franklin D Roosevelt Drive, New York, NY 10010, USA
Tel: (+1) 212 584 3039
Fax: (+1) 212 779 2259
Email: gdymond@unis. org
Web site: www.unis. org
Executive Director - George Dymond
Director of Campus - Andrew Hand
Dean of Students - Marc Magnus-Sharpe
High School Principal - Radha Rajan
Middle School Principal - Anthony Brown
Junior School Principal - Deborah Karmozyn
Full time: 56 men, 127 women
Part time: 15 men, 17 women
Nationalities: 42 CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:
Curriculum: International, IB
Exams: SAT, IB Enrolment
Age Range: 5-18
770 boys, 784 girls
Junior School, Manhattan: 452
Middle School, Manhattan: 441
Tutorial House, Manhattan: 484
Queens Campus (K-8): 177
Day only: US$ 22900-US$ 25450
Other Fees: Lunch $650-$820 (optional); Capital Levy (once) US$500-1,500; Miscellaneous US$150-370
Learning Support Programme
The United Nations International School (UNIS) is a K-12 non-profit, international school, enrolling approximately 1,554 students from 120 countries. UNIS has two campuses, an urban one in Manhattan and a suburban one in Queens. Both are modern, spacious, bright and sequestered. The total staff (including administrators and support staff) numbers 326 and represents 55 countries. Teachers are chosen for their experience and sensitivity to the development and needs of children. Approximately half of the teachers have been at UNIS more than ten years.
The school was founded in 1947 to provide a rigorous program of study that not only fostered global sensibility but that also provided for entry to universities throughout the world. The academic program is K-12, culminating in the two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. UNIS accepts applications from both the international and host country communities. Admission is selective and based on the applicant's previous academic record, admissions test results, and a writing sample. Among the academic offerings are ESL, advanced French and Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian. Music, art and computer technology are integral to the programme of study. At the 10th grade level, students may pursue a special talent or interest, whether it be science, languages, the humanities, music or art. Tests administered are the PSAT, SAT and IB. UNIS graduates attend distinguished colleges and universities around the world.
Extra-curricular activities include the Yearbook, newspaper, literary magazines, and the annual UNIS/UN Conference held in the General Assembly at the United Nations. The students participate in concerts, recitals, music workshops and in such games as chess, soccer, gymnastics, basketball, softball, baseball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, swimming and cross-country skiing. The school's after-school program ends at 18:00.
Tuition ranges from US$22,900 to US$25,450. Limited financial aid is available. UNIS is accredited by CIS. The school year starts in early September and ends in June.