2005 Award Winners
Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards
Best of the Best - Collaboration (External)
J. Stanford International School

J. Stanford International School
Seattle, Wash.

School Statistics
Total Enrollment: 404
Type of School: Public
Location/Size of School: Large, City School
Receive Free/Reduced Lunch: 31%
Student-Teacher Ratio: 19:1

At John Stanford International School (JSIS) in Seattle, being an ESL student is a distinct advantage, according to Principal Karen Kodama. The school’s unique international focus requires that every child learn a second language—in this case English, Spanish, or Japanese. “There’s an international focus to everything,” Kodama explains.
Videoconferencing connects students with their counterparts in Japan and elsewhere. And the school has adopted an impoverished school in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Students, parents, and staff from JSIS visit annually and helped to build a schoolhouse.