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Year End Message from the Executive Director

June 19, 2017

Dear families and friends:

As part of the UNIS community, we all strive to do our part to create a world more bound by possibility than by limits, more defined by social justice than by anger and hatred, more designed by bridges than by walls, and more bound by what unites us than by what divides us. Given our important mission, we all try to imagine a world that casts aside the fanatics, the fools and the naysayers, a world where we might even imagine that the hungry are fed, the poor are helped, and the ill are treated; a world where all people feel worthy and valued, no matter the color of their skin, the nature of their beliefs, the size of their bank account, or who they love.

Our work is so important, and we are not done!!

During the last month, we have been so very proud to have graduated more than 400 students from J4, M4 and Tut4 on both campuses. They have all been formed by a rigorous academic program designed to heighten linguistic, literary, scientific, political, and cultural awareness, one that is emblematic of the struggle against the banality and partiality of the mass media, against the current lack of role models in ethical leadership, against the insult of propaganda masquerading as truth, against societal ignorance, intolerance and apathy, and against the erosion of individual freedoms on the one hand and of hard-won civil liberties on the other.

World events during which we can all agree has been a difficult year have only highlighted how important are our values and what a wonderful community we have at UNIS. Each day, I am thrilled to see our students actively learning in the classroom, making memories on the stage or the field, traveling with their classmates to locations near and far, and contributing their time to organizations in the name of something greater than themselves. I have been so impressed by the multitude of families who give so much through their volunteerism, their expertise and generous financial support to secure the future for UNIS and for other organizations whose work they hold dear.

As we sail into our 70th year, I am confident that UNIS has a bright future ahead. From many conversations with students, faculty and staff, families, alumni, our Board and friends of the school, I have been continually impressed with the dedication to and support for the program of studies we have developed over the past seven decades. Without hesitation, our community speaks passionately about our inclusive, diverse and multicultural population, the great teachers who support and guide our students, and the tremendous commitment to excellence and leadership in international education.

As we head into summer, I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to the Board of Trustees, the Leadership Team, faculty and staff for their hard work and commitment to our vision and core values. Enjoy your vacation time with family and friends, stay safe, and stay strong. I look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Warmly,

Jane Camblin, Executive Director

Thank You Class of 2017

While we are sad to see you leave, we know you will make us proud in the years to come.

Click here to see a list of where our graduates are heading.

If you missed the ceremony or would like to watch it again please click here.


UNIS Gala Was A Roaring Success!!



Thanks to everyone who attended and donated, you made the annual gala a roaring success! Together we brought in $275,000 to support UNIS. As part of the event we raised $50,000 for "Picture Justice" and made UNIS eligible to a receive a matching grant from the EE Ford Foundation. In addition, thanks to the sale of selected items, we are able to donate $3,896 to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

To see a complete set of photos from the event please click here.


MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER

Gifts to the UNIS Fund make a tangible difference in the teachers we hire; the international curriculum, language courses and enrichment programs that we provide; and the art, drama, music and athletic programs we offer. Every measure of the advancement of UNIS is touched by your generosity. A donation to the UNIS FUND is one of the most important gifts you can make to our children in support of a better world.

Here are messages from our Manhattan Principals and Athletic Director on how your gift helps their programs.

Athletic Director Duncan Davison:

Middle School Principal Chad Fairey:

Tutorial House Principal Antoine Delaitre:

Junior School Principal Shireen Appana:

To make a donation today click here.

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