Our Campus & Facilities
The International School of Western Australia is located in the western suburbs of City Beach in Perth, Western Australia. The school offers everything necessary to support a world-class education for students. In addition to large classrooms, the school includes science labs, drama studios, art studios, e-learning centres, library, gymnasium, tennis courts and basketball courts, large playing fields and a nature playground.
New Doubleview Campus
International School of Western Australia (ISWA) is excited to be moving to a brand-new campus in Doubleview which is owned by the WA Education Department. It will provide many new learning opportunities for students.
Two schools on one site
The new ISWA campus is located on the same site as Doubleview Primary School, however both ISWA and Doubleview Primary School will have separate addresses. ISWA’s address is 193 St Brigids Terrace, Doubleview.
ISWA and Doubleview Primary School will share sporting facilities such as the oval and the brand-new gymnasium.
State-of-the-art education facilities
Our new campus will combine old with new – retaining and refurbishing some existing school buildings and constructing a new two-storey teaching block. The areas will be known as:
- Kalinda Block (administration and secondary classrooms);
- Heritage Block (board room, human resources, school psychologist, year 3, 4 and 5 classrooms and year 12 common room);
- Arts Precinct (music, drama, primary and secondary arts studios, and library hub); and
- Sports Centre.
Green spaces will complement the new buildings which will be landscaped and include five purpose-built playgrounds.
Frequently asked questions
Why is the International School of WA moving?
The International School of WA does not own its own school buildings – it has leased the former City Beach High School site from the WA Department of Education for the past 13 years.
The Department of Education negotiated a change of location to enable ISWA to move into modern, purpose-built facilities which have been designed for today’s educational needs.
Is this a public or private school?
ISWA is a small, coeducational, non-denominational, independent school.
Is ISWA only for international students?
ISWA welcomes both Australian students and international students who currently live in Perth.
The main difference between ISWA and other schools around Perth is that we teach a progressive International Baccalaureate education which includes the Primary Years Programme (PYP) , the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) which is an internationally recognised curriculum and opens the door to universities around the world.
In addition, we are the only school in Australia to offer the Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum which is considered the benchmark for academic excellence in the United States.
This truly international approach appeals to local families who are preparing their children to learn, achieve, and make a difference in the world.
What facilities will be shared with Doubleview Primary?
A condition of our lease agreement for the new site is that some of the facilities are shared.
At this stage, the shared facilities include the gym, oval and the hardcourts, however ISWA students and Doubleview Primary School students will not use the facilities at the same time. They will operate as two separate schools.
Over time we will look at ways we can open our facilities to the wider community, through possible community programs.
How will it work with two schools on one site?
The two schools on the Doubleview site are separated by independent fencing. ISWA and Doubleview Primary School will always operate as two independent schools.
While details have not been finalised, we are working with the Principal of Doubleview Primary School, comparing academic calendars and timetables so that both schools can come up with scheduling that suits both schools – to avoid issues such as traffic congestion or conflicts over scheduling events at shared facilities.
When we move in, we will have a better understanding of the daily operations of Doubleview Primary School and will adjust accordingly for the best outcome for students and communities of both schools.
What are the benefits for the Arts at Doubleview?
The new school has been designed with the intention to develop a full Arts Precinct. In this space, music, drama, art and the library work as a hub for innovation and creativity. This provides an opportunity for collaboration across all areas and further enhancement of teaching and learning programmes.
How many parking spots does the new school have compared to the current campus?
In total, the new school has 80 on-site bays and 30 designated street bays available, 11 more than at the old site. With the ISWA school day starting and ending at different times to Doubleview Primary School, we do not expect traffic congestion to be an issue, however we will monitor and make changes where necessary.
For more information
For more details about the new campus get in touch with us directly.