Principal's Notes

News and reflections from International High School.

May 18, 2022

Today we saw our first IB seniors officially on summer break! They came by the high school office, and seeing the joy that comes from their sense of accomplishment was as it is every year, a beautiful thing.

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March 9, 2022

Day of Action 2022 on "Systemic oppression in everyday life" happened today and we are extremely proud of our Student Diversity Council for organizing such a day of learning around these sensitive and important topics.

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February 16, 2022

We are just a few days away from the departure of our first-ever Senior Trip! On Monday, 52 of our seniors will be flying to Hawaii's Big Island for a well-deserved week of discovery, fun, and relaxation.

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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.