School Characteristics

50-minute classes

50-minute classes

SIE offers 50-minute classes, as opposed to the standard 90-minutes, for the reason that most people can only concentrate on the same subject for about one-hour; conducting a class longer than this is ineffective from an educational perspective. For this reason, the classes follow the same scheduling format as senior high schools, being shorter and offered several times a week.

The adoption of 50-minute classes has proven popular among both students and their parents. Though the shorter classes increase teachers’ workloads and require more classrooms, we believe that the establishment of this new School allowed us the freedom to implement such a non-traditional class format for the ultimate benefit of the students.