Mission and Values Statements


IFS Mission statement: 


To prepare students to embrace the challenges of today so they may seize the opportunities of tomorrow. 

Vision statement:


At International Friends School we create habits of strong heart and mind through Quaker education in a modern, immersive, multilingual environment. Our students have the character, communication skills and cultural competency to meaningfully participate as world citizens.

IFS Values Statements: 

The IFS values are a marriage of the six Quaker testimonies - service, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship – and the commitment IFS has to every child in the school.


Celebrating the love of life and the thrill of discovery.


Cultivating kinship, kindness, and caring for all human lives and for planet earth.


Nurturing scholarship, imagination and curiosity through authentic risk-taking.


Fostering a bold and resilient character that practices industriousness, optimism, gratitude and integrity.


Through the values of joy, stewardship, wisdom and principle, a foundation will exist for every student to own and cherish the responsibility for their vibrant, diverse, ever-changing community.