The IB Advantage

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is recognized in the U.S. and worldwide for its unique inquiry-based academic program and its emphasis on students’ personal development, preparing students for university and life beyond.

German Language Track

Alto’s German immersion program for native speakers as well as those who would like to learn the language enables students to become proficient in German and English, opening the door to a world of possibilities.

English Language Track

Our middle and high school English language track offers a rigorous and balanced academic program with an international perspective, preparing today’s students to become tomorrow’s global thinkers.

Alto International School, formerly known as GAIS, is a globally-minded community, fostering confident, creative, and responsible learners.

Our internationally focused middle and high school programs offer students a unique multilingual, preparatory education providing them with the necessary skills for university and life beyond. For younger students, we offer a German immersion preschool and elementary program, educating engaged, independent, and balanced learners.

As an IB World School since 2007, Alto offers both the Primary Years Program (PYP) from preschool through Grade 5, the Middle Years Program (MYP) from Grade 6 through Grade 10 and is a candidate school for the Diploma Program (DP) in Grades 11 and 12. Students are taught in a multilingual environment, graduating with literacy skills in at least two languages.

We are accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year for preschool, elementary school, middle school, and Grades 9 & 10 our in high school.

  • Summer Time

    Our summer office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. The office will be closed from July 3 to July 7 and the first day of school is Wednesday, August 16. Have a wonderful summer!

  • Now Enrolling

    We are still accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Click here to start your application process.

  • Visit our Campus

    475 Pope Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Parking is at the northwest end of Elm Street in the Willows neighborhood.

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