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Welcome, Class of 2022

The adventure begins! We are delighted to welcome new students and their families to our International High School community. We are looking forward to bringing our Class of 2022 and their parents together at our New Family Gathering on Wednesday, May 2. 

The purpose of this page is to provide, in one place, key information that parents and students need for a seamless beginning to the 2018-2019 academic year. 

In the coming weeks we will provide more precise details about your login to the "behind the scenes" features of our website. This will include the Haiku Learning Management System (LMS) that will provide student (and parent) access to class descriptions, and details of class content and assignments as they unfold.

Please note that at International you never have to pay extra for books. They will be provided by your teacher, and your teachers will let you know about any supplies you may need at the beginning of the school year.

Save the Dates

Link to the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Class of 2022 Students and Parents Welcome
Wednesday, May 2; 6:00 - 7:30pm
Students convene in MPR5 (5th floor of 150 Oak St); Parents in the Arts Pavilion (66 Page St). After lively ice-breakers, students will join the parent social for dessert! 

Athletics Leadership Orientation
Monday, August 13
Marin Headlands: Meet at the gym at 8:00am for transportation.

New High School Parent Orientation 
Monday, August 20; 6:00 - 7:30pm
Arts Pavilion

Student Orientation
Tuesday, August 21; 9:00am - 4:00pm
Meet in MPR5

Grade 9 Overnight Retreat in the Gold Country
Wednesday, August 22 - Friday, August 24

Grades 10 & 11 Overnight Retreats
Wednesday, August 22 - Friday, August 24

First Day of Regular Academic Classes
Monday, August 27

Athletics Informational Night
Tuesday, August 28; 7:00 - 9:30pm
MPR5

High School Theater Auditions 
Monday, August 27 - Thursday, August 30; 4:00 - 6:00pm
Black Box Theatre in the Arts Pavilion

Fall Athletics Fan Jam 
Monday, September 3; 5:00 - 9:00pm
Kezar Stadium (Boys' soccer and Girls' volleyball)

High School Theater Call-Back Week
Tuesday, September 4 - Friday, September 7; 4:00 - 6:00pm
Black Box Theatre in the Arts Pavilion

Back-to-School Night
Thursday, September 6; 5:30 - 8:00pm
Opening reception in the Cafetorium, 150 Oak St.

Back-to-School Picnic
Saturday, September 8; 12:00 - 3:00pm
For the entire school community; Location TBD

Forms & Handbooks

Performing Arts Auditions

The arts are an integral part of life at International. New students are highly encouraged to audition for the 2018-2019 arts season — no previous experience is required!

An overview of the program along with required forms and essential dates will be available soon. They will also provide some sample material to help you prepare for your audition.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

By moving to a BYOD program, we know that our students will be better prepared for college and the workplace after being trained on appropriate devices for writing, data processing, and computer programming.

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about our program as well as recommendations to help guide you as you determine what laptop your child will bring to school next year.

Please note that as a school we remain committed to inclusion and access. Financial assistance is available to help offset the cost of buying a laptop. Families in our need-based financial aid program may request assistance in purchasing a device through our Device Support Program.

Summer Reading

The English Department has selected Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as the freshman summer reading assignment. Copies will be distributed at the welcome event on May 2.

Athletics

All student-athletes should attend the Athletics Leadership Orientation on Monday August 13, 8:00am - 5:00pm in the Marin Headlands. We will meet at the gym at 8:00am for transportation. From there, we will bus to the Marin Headlands for a great day of challenging activities. This day will set you up for a successful year as an International student-athlete. 

If you are only planning on playing a spring sport, you are still encouraged to attend. This is a fun day, filled with activities geared to help you navigate your way through high school athletics, meet new friends, and learn a lot about sports at International.

Throughout the summer months, there will be open gyms and conditioning sessions offered for student-athletes to stay in shape over the summer. More details can be found on the Athletics page of the school website.

Fall Sports Information:
Men’s Soccer, Women’s Tennis, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, and Co-ed Club Sailing student-athletes can expect a 4-6 day per week commitment after school, beginning Monday, August 13 and continuing through early November. Practices & competitions are held during October Break.

Key Dates
  • August 2018
    • MonAug13 Athletics Leadership Orientation 8:00 AM to 5:00 PMMarin Headlands
    • MonAug20 HS: New Parent Orientation 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMArts Pavilion
    • TueAug21 HS: New Student Orientation 9:00 AM to 4:00 PMMPR5
    • WedAug22 First Day of School
    • WedAug22 Grades 9-11 Overnight Retreats (3 Days)
    • MonAug27 HS ADM: First Day of Regular Academic Classes
    • MonAug27 HS Theater Auditions 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMArts Pavilion
    • TueAug28 HS Theater Auditions 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMArts Pavilion
    • TueAug28 HS Athletics Informational Night 7:00 PM to 9:30 PMMPR5
    • WedAug29 HS Theater Auditions 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMArts Pavilion
    • ThuAug30 HS Theater Auditions 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMArts Pavilion
  • September 2018
    • ThuSep06 Back-to-School Night 5:30 PM to 8:00 PMCafetorium
    • SatSep08 Back-to-School Picnic 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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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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