The School Health Offices are located on the ground floor of each of the buildings and staffed with full-time nurses who serve as the first line of support and first aid during the School Day for our students, faculty / staff and campus visitors who require medical attention. The three qualified school nurses are on duty Monday through Friday along with two full time medical doctors who work in all three buildings on a rotation schedule.

The school has a nurse whose job entails taking care of cuts, scratches and minor emergencies. In the unlikely event of a significant illness or injury (high fever, sprained ankle or vomiting) – the nurse will notify the parents and give advice for next steps. In major emergency situations (excessive bleeding, broken bone, unconsciousness, etc) medical services will be sought and the parents will be informed immediately. If the parent needs to meet the child at the hospital, the ISM nurse or other staff member will accompany the child to the hospital.

Parents must call the respective school office if their child is to be absent from school for any reason.

If a student is absent, it is the responsibility of the student (MS and HS) to contact their teachers by email in order to get any work they miss. Students will be given the same number of days to make up the work as they were absent.


  • If a student has had a communicable disease, a physician’s statement regarding the illness, recovery and condition is required upon returning to school.
  • If children are well enough to be at school, they are normally healthy enough to participate in physical education classes and normal school activities. If a student becomes ill during the day, s/he will be sent home at the discretion of the school nurse and/or school doctor.
  • The school nurse and/or doctor will attend to cuts, scratches, and other minor injuries. In the unlikely event of a more serious accident, parents will be informed immediately about the action being taken.
  • When parents complete the application for admission, they give the school the authority to send their child, in case of emergency, for competent medical attention at the parent’s expense.
  • Parents must inform the school if a child is required to take prescribed medication during school hours.
  • Personal medication should be given to the school nurse or doctor in the original packaging if needed to be dispensed during school hours.

For questions about Health Services at ISM please email ISM doctors at or