Student Life

At International High School, you have the freedom to express yourself in a variety of academic or co-curricular arenas. With the support of a close-knit community, you feel comfortable exploring new things.

We are dedicated to recognizing and supporting student-initiated and student-driven activities, and encourage students to get involved in such programs as an opportunity to develop leadership skills, express their individuality, and have fun. International High School students create dynamic involvement opportunities through student government, clubs and organizations, and social events.

Student Council

The Student Council of International High School is a democratically elected association that represents and strengthens the student body. It strives to establish strong connections and effective means of communication in the community, while maintaining the students’ best interests as a priority. The International High School student body is committed to the following ideals:

  • Be a supportive community that accepts diversity.
  • Respect people’s property and look out for each other.
  • Become more aware and responsible of the environment.
  • Be a true community that monitors and takes ownership of its actions.

Above: 2017-2018 Student Council with Advisor, Dr. Leslie Adams, Director of Student Activities / Vie Scolaire


International High School students are encouraged to get involved in an existing club or create a new one. Here is a sampling of our current student organizations.

Black Student Union

Our mission is to promote awareness on black issues and provide a safe place for all to discuss their concerns as well as problems of inclusion.

Model United Nations

MUN is a club simulating what actually happens with the United Nations. We attend conferences where our delegates get to practice skills such as debate, amongst many others!

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's (SAAC) roles are to promote communication between athletics administration and student-athletes, generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department, build a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletics teams, organize community service efforts, and promote a positive student-athlete image on campus.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxYouth@FAIHS, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxYouth event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Through this event, we aim to spread important ideas that touch our community and beyond.

Additional clubs include Design Club, Bake 4 Lives, Chess Club, Foreign Film Club, Girls Chorus, Peer Counseling and Tutoring, Reading Buddies, Robotics Club, and Sustainable Development. 

View the list of this year's student-led clubs and their missions >> 

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International High School

150 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102-5912

Phone: 415.558.2000

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An independent Pre-K through 12th grade co-educational day school in the heart of San Francisco. The school delivers a rigorous bilingual (French/English) immersion program through middle school, culminating in either French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program in its International High School.

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