Our History & Mission

Our History & Mission

The SABIS® International Charter School was founded in 1995 by a group of parents and community leaders who applied to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for a charter to run a college-preparatory school.   After receiving the five-year charter, the School’s founding Board of Trustees contracted with SABIS® Educational Systems, Inc. to provide the curriculum and operate the school based on the SABIS® curriculum and proprietary method of instruction. In its first year in operation, 1995-96, SICS became one of the first 25 public charter schools in Massachusetts.

SICS is a member of the global SABIS® Network that has an active presence in 20 countries on five continents and educates over 70,000 students.

SICS does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, race, color, national origin and disability.


School Mission

Academic Mission:

The SABIS® International Charter School aims to:

  • Qualify every student for success in college;
  • Provide each student with a well-rounded education strongly based on a mastery of English and mathematics;
  • Enable students to acquire solid proficiency in a second language;
  • Train students in logical reasoning and critical thinking;
  • Prepare students to sustain an intellectual effort for long periods of time;
  • Generate excitement for life-long learning.


Citizenship Mission:

The SABIS® International Charter School students are guided to:

  • Uphold high standards of conduct and promote ethical and civic values;
  • Make informed decisions on social issues;
  • Defend convictions and reverse negative peer pressure;
  • Participate in extracurricular activities, school management, and community work;
  • Foster tolerance, active cooperation, and teamwork;
  • Develop a true understanding and appreciation of the peoples of the world through viewing differences as well as similarities;
  • Become responsible and skilled "citizens of the world."
SABIS® International Charter School of Springfield

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