ISS has been part of the national news. The school has participated in international Olympiads, including the 2009 International Informatics Olympiad. Seven students secured a perfect 10 in the 2011 Class 10 (AISSE) exams. Four students from the 2010–2011 Class 12 received INSPIRE scholarships (Rs 400,000 over five years) from the Department of Science and Technology for reaching the top one percent in the 2011 CBSE Class 12 Board exams. A Class 11 student won third prize in the Ambassador's Polemic Challenge and was congratulated by Anil Wadhwa, ambassador of India to Oman. ISS students topped the Young Bulls competition held in 2012. The ISS annual Sports Day has been covered by the Times of Oman. The school received the Ambassador's Trophy for most improved school in Oman from Ambassador J. S. Mukul at a conference at Muscat.