From the High School Principal

Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome to International High School and congratulations on taking the first step toward a world-class education. Anyone claiming that they know what education is going to look like five years from now has not been paying attention to the deep transformations taking place. Students and educators alike have to be highly adaptable, lifelong learners with a high-level skill set that will enable them to thrive and contribute.

At International High School, our teachers and staff are among the world’s experts. They have been handpicked because of their passion for education and their ability to blend time-tested pedagogy with modern, cutting-edge strategies. Thanks to targeted teaching and differentiation, our teachers are able to inspire and challenge every student to the best of their abilities.

Whether you choose the International Baccalaureate Diploma or the French Bac in your junior and senior years, academic excellence will be the common denominator. Further, you will be immersed in a science program without parallel, professional-grade arts, competitive athletics, and extraordinary opportunities to serve and experience the world within and beyond the classroom.

Intrigued? Visit our Academic Program and Admission pages.

In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you.

Joel Cohen
High School Principal 

About International

International High School is an independent high school located in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco and is part of the French American International School.

Mission Statement

Guided by the principles of academic rigor and diversity, the French American International School offers programs of study in French and English to prepare its graduates for a world in which the ability to think critically and to communicate across cultures is of paramount importance.


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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