The UIS curriculum is an English-language international curriculum developed from North American, Australian, and European programs. It is continually undergoing development in order to help meet the needs of our international community as they move back and forth between PNG and their passport countries.
The school is approved by the Papua New Guinea National Department of Education for instruction through the PNG School Certificate (grade 10) for PNG students. UIS has also been accredited since 1990 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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Primary Campus: Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Spelling), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Bible are offered for Grades K-6. Specials classes are also offered, including Library, Art, Music, Computers, and Physical Education. Vocal and Instrumental music groups are also available for students in Grades 5 and 6.
Middle School: Middle Schoolers take Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Religious Studies, Physical Education and Health. Band and choir are available as electives. A rotation of practical arts and expressive arts classes includes Middle School Orientation, Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, Tok Pisin (PNG trade language), First Aid, Introduction to Drama, Art, Home Economics, and Woodworking.
High School: Grade 9 and 10 students take English and Composition classes while Grades 11 and 12 take American Literature and British Literature in alternating years. AP Literature and AP Language courses are also available. Mathematics courses include Algebra 1 through AP Calculus, and occasionally courses such as Statistics may also be offered. Science courses include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, and AP Chemistry and AP Physics. Social studies classes include World Geography, US History, World History and Modern World History, US Government, AP World History and AP American History. One semester of Consumer Economics is also available. Students receive two years of Religious Studies classes and two years of Physical Education and Health. Foreign language offerings include Spanish, French, and Japanese. Other electives include Computer Programming, Computer-Aided Design, Ceramics, Photography, Visual Arts, Sewing, Cooking, Metal Shop, Wood Shop, Machine Shop, Year Book, Driver’s Education, and work study programs. Offerings of specific languages and other electives may depend on teacher availability.