The ISA in Aruba launches an online school

The new program aims at enrolling 25 students, 3rd to 6th grade, at the beginning of 2022, and reach about 75 by August that year. offers learning with live interaction at least one hour a day, with a teacher and classmates, to allow students the contact with peers and the communal experience. Materials will also be recorded and available on line anytime, reports Theresa Montenarello, of ISA.

The pandemic year taught us all to look for alternative and options, she explains, and the perfect student for the new program, would be a child needing an English language education, and one that is interested in online study.

The program will strongly lean on an international perspective, by teaching around the United National Sustainable Development Goals, that will lend the study a global point of view and empower students to introduce change into their communities.

The new program partnered with ISS, International School Services, to ensure the level of education is up to par with international standards, and aligned with the US Common Core standards.

ISS that helps manage schools around the globe is the ideal support system for the budding online program from Aruba, and offers a solid framework for fully accredited English language education.

Under Cognia, a global nonprofit that has the knowledge to help schools improve outcomes for all learners, ISAonline will be current on the best teaching and learning practices from around the world.

Montenarello also reveals another option in education here, EduCampus, adjacent to Cas Di Culture, defining itself as: “Unbordering education, one learner at a time.” Apparently,Stichting Schouwburg Aruba, that’s Cas di Cultura and Fundacion Innovation Campus for Education Aruba, known as EduCampus, signed an MOU in August 2021, to offer personalized high school education, age 8 to 18, including music, sport, visual art, theater, and dance.

In the wake of my conversation with Montenarello I visited the UN Sustainable Development Goals site,, and I think it is a great idea to offer that course in all schools in Aruba to teach our kids how to approach: Poverty; Hunger; Health & Well-being; Quality Education; Gender Equality; Clean Water & Sanitation; Affordable & Clean Energy; Decent Work & Economic Growth; Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure; Reduced Inequality; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Responsible Consumption & Production; Climate Action; Life Below Water; Life on Land; Peace, Justice & Strong Institution; and most importantly Partnerships for the Goals.

In total, the UN identified 17 goals, to work towards, in order to bring peace and prosperity for people and the planet, by 2030. All these goals are interrelated and I hope our students are familiar with them as the blueprint for a better future — theirs.

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November 04, 2021
Rona Coster