SABIS® Educational Systems, Inc. was established in 1985 in Minnesota and owns the exclusive rights in North America, South America, and Europe to the SABIS® Edge Education Program, an educational system with roots in the 19th century.
Following its incorporation in 1985, SABIS® Educational Systems, Inc. established a range of schools starting in the private sector and expanding into the public sector. In 1995 the first SABIS® U.S. charter schools was established in Springfield, Massachusetts. Functioning with a Board of Directors contracting with SABIS® for the day-to-day management and organization of the charter school, the SABIS® International Charter School (SICS) in Springfield set the bar for achievement in SABIS® charter schools to come.
The schools managed by SABIS® Educational Systems, Inc. are part of the worldwide SABIS® School Network including schools in 15 countries serving thousands of students in the 2010-11 academic year.
The SABIS® philosophy centers around the firm belief that a university education is academically accessible to almost all students, not only a select few. SABIS® believes that the success of an educational institution should be measured by the value that it adds to each student.
The SABIS® philosophy impacts the lives of students who enjoy the opportunities which a solid education gives them in all aspects of life in college and beyond. Through SABIS® students develop into individuals who master the skills which enable them to achieve success in a changing world.
The formation of classes in SABIS® schools plays a key role in the teaching methods used. With academic placement measured through diagnostic testing, students are placed in a class based on academic attainment, rather than solely by age.
The whole class is then taught together using the unique SABIS Point System®. The key concepts of a lesson are listed. Each of these is taught interactively, alternating oral work, individual written work, and group checking. Class time is utilized for building a solid foundation of knowledge through interacting, analyzing, forming and expressing opinions, and effective discussion. Discussions are based on critical thinking and logical reasoning.
The SABIS® teaching methods that are used and the pace that is set stimulate students by keeping them interested and channeling their enthusiasm. When in class, students learn actively. They do not simply listen to lengthy explanations or take dictated notes.
Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy
It is the policy of Phoenix Education Management LLC ("PEM") to afford equal opportunities to applicants for employment, employees, and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, handicap, disability related to pregnancy or childbirth, membership or activity in any local commission status regarding public assistance or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.