Alto International High School

Grades 9-12

The high school at Alto focuses on
  • Meaningful Learning: As an accredited International Baccalaureate school, Alto instills in its students a flexible and open-minded approach to the intrinsic drive toward meaningful learning. Inquiry-based learning allows students the opportunity to set themselves apart and take ownership of their education.
  • Critical Inquiry: Questioning and finding answers is an important part of every class as it aids students in effectively generating knowledge. Students engage in interesting research, determine their own direction of learning, and apply knowledge to real world problems.
  • Rigor: The academic program at Alto allows students to find their passion, engage in a variety of subjects, and build the necessary tools to succeed in university and life beyond. IB students are self-disciplined, critical thinkers, who are well-prepared for the rigor of college coursework at top universities around the world.
  • Experienced Teachers: Alto recruits well-credentialed teachers from around the world. They are experienced in teaching the IB curriculum as well as producing high school students who are well equipped to grapple with the complexities of the 21st century world.
  • Global Community: Alto has a diverse and multilingual school community with students coming from all over the world. We encourage students to practice building communities that embrace  diversity. Students engage in community-building projects that include organizing school events and community fundraisers, planning international trips, and coaching younger students in the afterschool sports program.

Information for new families

The IB program is internationally recognized as representing one of the highest standards in university preparatory education. Many colleges and universities in North America and around the world have specific recognition policies for IB diploma graduates for admissions, advanced standing, college credit, and scholarships.

In Grades 9 and 10 the curriculum is based on the IB Middle Years Program (MYP). This is followed by the IB Diploma Program (DP) in Grades 11 and 12.

The high school uses a 60 min lesson schedule that provides an environment for inquiry-based learning, allowing students and teachers to work on projects and research in groups as well as individually.

Tracks Offered

German Track English Track