About UNIS:

The United Nations International School (UNIS) was founded in 1947 by United Nations affiliated families. UNIS has a multi-national staff from 70 countries and over 1,450 students from 115 countries. The main language of instruction is English and all students study French or Spanish, beginning in the elementary school; Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian are also taught beginning in the seventh grade; additional mother tongues may be studied after school.

UNIS is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents for the purpose of establishing, maintaining and operating a United Nations International School, including a kindergarten, elementary school, and secondary school which will fit the specific needs of children of the different nationalities comprising the United Nations. UNIS is accredited by the European Council of International Schools.

The secondary program culminates in the International Baccalaureate, and the school's internationally recognized academic standards enable its students to transfer to international and national schools and to be eligible for admission to universities in the U.S. and other countries.

The school is a member of the College Board, the National Association of Independent Schools, the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the International Baccalaureate Organization and the European Council of International Schools.

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