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Scarborough Castle
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Welcome to our school!

We hope this new website gives you a feel of Scarborough International School of English, our students, dedicated staff and upbeat atmosphere.

Our primary aim is to develop a warm, safe and caring atmosphere where every student will be happy and successful in learning English.

We value the contribution each student brings to our school. There is a strong sense of belonging to a family community here, with an emphasis on excellence in English language learning, supported by a wide range of social activities to add to the learning experience.

Our enthusiastic, talented teachers and all members of the school community are committed to providing the very best educational experience for our students.

We value and look after the needs of every student and strive to make sure that each and every one of them enjoys his or her time here.

It’s a place to grow in friendship and when our students leave at the end of a course we hope they will value the friends they have made here as well as the progress they have made in their English.


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Latest News

El Gazette Centre of Excellence 2016

We are happy to announce that once again we are an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence!

Price freeze

Scarborough International School freezes the cost of its courses for 2016

Chilean Students' Cultural Visit to the UK

A group from Santiago came on a 3 week visit to Scarborough International School to experience life in the UK

Lipdub 2015

Premiere! Lip Dub 2015 is here - watch it now in the Videos section. Can you spot the staff

News for PON

Scarborough International School of English welcomes applications from teachers and schools funded under the Italian Ministry of Education PON program

Centre of Excellence

EL Gazette ranks Scarborough International School in top ten of British Council Centres of Excellence offering under-16 homestay accommodation



“I've been to Scarborough International School twice now, first taking a Teen Vacation course and then, two years later, an Intensive General English for 6 months. The staff are amazing and lovely people, the teachers are professional; if the school wasn't amazing I wouldn't have gone there twice and you know what, I would go there a the third time, but the next time with my brothers. About Scarborough, it's a very nice and safe place to visit and live, you could have a nice time on the lovely beach. My host family was such a great family I felt like I was living with my real family. I really like my memories there, I wouldn't forget anything.”

Ibrahim Al Shammari, Saudi Arabia


“I highly recommend the International School of English (SIS) and Scarborough as the places to learn or improve your English!”

“I lived and worked in Scarborough for 8 months, and I spent my first and last month in SIS. That was very useful to my daily life, because there I could make lots of good friends. Some of them were British and others were Japanese, Italian, Russian, and many different other nationalities.”

Sara, Spain


“I lived my first experience abroad two years ago in Scarborough and, if I was a bit reluctant at the beginning because I was alone, I had to get used to my host family′s routine and I didn′t know the town I would stay in for two weeks, the students I met at school, my new teachers and all the staff managed to make me feel at home. To be honest, you can enjoy a Teen Vacation with your friends even within the borders of your own country, but at Scarborough International School I found a special atmosphere: students coming from all over the world have the opportunity to tell each other about their culture, habits and plans for the future, as if they knew each other very well. In fact I believe this intercultural exchange is the true novelty which I was impressed with. In addition, Scarborough is a nice town with some relaxing leafy areas, the places I visited on my school excursions in Yorkshire were dramatic and interesting, while the afternoon and evening activities proposed were really enjoyable. To sum up, I was absolutely satisfied with my SIS experience so that I decided to have another Teen Vacation there this year.”

Francesco, Italy


“About a year ago we were on the verge of booking a holiday which was going to be a little out of the ordinary; a week’s study holiday in Scarborough for Dad with seven-year-old daughter. Mum meanwhile would be having a week’s holiday in the true sense of the word. A year on and we are getting ready to repeat the positive and enjoyable experience this adventure turned out to be. The organisation of the school immediately gave us a series of guarantees: our homestay accommodation was arranged with a family who had a young daughter, the study programme was balanced and well-adapted to the needs of both father and daughter.”

Paola, Milan