Vision & Mission
A holistic education for global success

Vision Statement:

The Overseas School of Colombo shall be a model of excellence in education, nurturing and empowering our community of learners to achieve global success.

Mission Statement:

The Overseas School of Colombo, an IB World School, is committed to guiding our global community toward international and intercultural understanding. OSC develops the whole person as a responsible learner, striving for personal excellence within a culturally diverse environment.

In a multicultural environment such as ours we instill values of respect and tolerance in our students. We provide a scholastic atmosphere that enables students of different nationalities to excel academically while discovering their own gifts and talents and help them grow into socially and culturally conscious adults.

We believe in respecting the individuality of each and every student, and we have faith in every child’s potential to succeed. We allow our students to discover their gifts and explore their talents to the fullest, while achieving academic success.

Fully authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), we help our students to be, among other things, Inquirers, Thinkers and Communicators.

OSC is proud to be the only IB World School in Sri Lanka, and we are fully accredited by the Council of International Schools, UK (CIS) and Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). We are members of South Asia Inter-School Association (SAISA) and Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA).


Areta Williams
Head of School