Explore your passion, inside and outside of the classroom.
International High School students earn world-renown credentials through either the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or French Baccalauréat (Le Bac) Diploma. Our students learn and grow in a culturally vibrant, dynamic environment. It is possible that each teacher of a student's many class periods will be citizens of as many different countries. But, our global education does not stop at the classroom door. Our students embark on trips around the world to learn through first-hand experience.
Grade 9 and 10
In Grade 9 and 10, students position themselves to earn one of the two diplomas through core classes. These core classes provide foundational skills and ensure students explore widely while keeping their minds and options open. For example, students take all three sciences (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics); study one or more modern languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, or Spanish); study mathematics including algebra and elements of trigonometry, geometry, and statistics; study geography as well as history; take a research and design class; and, explore several arts electives (such as Musica, Theater, or Visual Arts).
These foundation classes may have conventional titles, but are not conventional in the sense that it is not only what students learn, but how students learn. Our top priority for all of our students at International High School is to cultivate the simple and profound pleasure of learning.
Grade 11 and 12
In Grade 11 and 12, students pursue one of the two diplomas. Both the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) and French Baccalauréat (Le Bac) are two-year, academically rigorous mini-degree programs. The IB is the most comprehensive and sought after college preparatory program available in the world today, and Le Bac is the essential credential for entry into any French national university.
"The high school years will shape how you see yourself and interact with the world around you. If you are open-minded, creative, curious, and caring, you will thrive at International."
High School Principal*
*...and lead guitarist in the student + faculty band.
Read the Principal's Notes.