Principal's Notes

News and reflections from International High School.

June 6, 2019

Regular classes ended today at International, and all that is left now, between your student(s) and their summer break, is four days of final exams!

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May 15, 2019

Today was the last day for our French Bac seniors who will be taking their first official written exam next Tuesday; a right of passage for French Bac students, the four hour-long philosophy exam! I still remember the question I was asked to tackle a long long time ago as a Bac candidate!

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May 8, 2019

On behalf of the entire high school team and faculty, I would like to thank the parents association and all the volunteers who have made us feel special and appreciated this week! Everybody is talking about the delicious breakfasts and we are all ready for the coffee truck tomorrow!

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April 24, 2019

Yesterday, we had our Student Council (STUCO) elections assembly and the spring-like weather we had was perfect for that event. It always happens when there is this sense of renewal in High School with seniors about to leave and the upcoming class of rising freshmen eager to join, and it usually gives us a good indication of the climate and spirit in our school.

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Joel Cohen,
High School Principal

  • Taught high school physics and chemistry in French and in English for both the IB and the French Baccalaureate since 1988.
  • Master's degree in Education, Bachelor's degree in the Sciences from the University of Compiegne, France.
  • Passion for pedagogy and innovative approaches to learning.
  • Accomplished Blues guitarist who performs regularly in the Bay Area and an enthusiastic world traveler.