“One of the most effective ways of stimulating an individual’s development is to design the environment in which they live and learn. This environment is determined both by the space itself and by its aesthetic, expressed as design, light, colour, smell and sound. However, the designed environment is primarily shaped by the people within it who create the social climate and a culture of co-existence.” - Fractal Element 3, SBW Haus des Lernens.
ISN’s stunning campus also served as a school in the past. Originally built in 1890 as the Royal Training and Research Institute for Viticulture and Fruit Growing, commonly known as the Viticulture School, this historic landmark building was considered to be the most important centre for the science of wine-making in the region. Since opening its doors, the building saw the construction of two additional wings in 1909 and 1927 and has taken on different roles throughout its past including that of a training centre for the Customs Directorate. Old wine barrels and antique wall decorations still remind us of the building's historical importance, as does the large vaulted cellar. The u-shape of the building offers a beautiful courtyard surrounded by trees and greenery and our grassy football field and playground area at the side of the building offer children ample space to move and play.
The ISN campus also includes a welcoming library with a large selection of books in English and German, as well as a modern science laboratory which learning partners begin using as early as in Year 4. All learning partners at ISN have access to iPads and laptops along with a wide range of cutting-edge learning platforms and resources which help implement the school’s individualised educational approach. The historic architectural environment combined with modern amenities and technology help create a warm and inspiring school culture. ISN embraces the rich past of its campus and is proud to continue its tradition as an innovative centre for learning.