Welcome!

A warm welcome to Alto International School, the International Baccalaureate World School in Silicon Valley.

Education of the highest quality is the greatest gift that parents can give to their children. The next global generation will need exceptional academic and intellectual creativity to take on positions of leadership and address the many challenges that face our world. Given this, it is vitally important to provide a genuinely holistic international education to prepare learners for the responsibilities they will meet in their lives.

Alto International School is dedicated to blending academic excellence with a richness of opportunity beyond the classroom, being committed firmly to providing an outstanding learning experience. We educate students who are balanced, principled, have an international perspective and are capable of succeeding in their chosen field of endeavor.

High standards in the classroom create an intellectual curiosity in Alto students that stay with them for life. Our diverse and inquiry-based curriculum enables us to help our learners to fulfill, if not exceed, their academic and intellectual potential.

The wide range of activities in and outside our classrooms ensures that each learner can grow and develop wherever their interests and talents may lie. Our international learning community inspires students to a level of remarkable creativity and to value social responsibility. We provide opportunities to all our students that reward ambition, enthusiasm, kindness, humility and hard work in an environment that values well-being, joy, and happiness. Even more important, Alto is a place where honesty, integrity and mutual respect are expected.

We are proud of our school, and we value every member of our learning community. We recognize the fundamental distinction between being merely qualified and being properly educated with all the depth of meaning this implies. To be educated in today’s global world means being intellectually, morally, creatively and physically robust as well as attaining high qualifications.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Head of School, Alto International School

About Michael Chapman

Before joining Alto, Michael has been Head of School at the prestigious Colegio Anglo Colombiano in Bogota, Colombia. He led schools in the UK and Austria and was awarded the title of “National Leader of Education”, the highest school leadership accreditation in the UK.