Why Alto

Alto inspires today’s students to become tomorrow’s global thinkers!

Alto’s Mission and Values

Alto’s mission is to provide an outstanding international, multilingual education focused on inquiry-based learning with the goal to foster confident, creative and responsible learners and global thinkers.

Altos values are: life-long personal and intellectual growth, respect and tolerance, individual and community responsibility, courage, integrity, creative critical thinking, collaboration, global citizenship and international awareness.

Our school is a place where students are given the opportunity to learn and grow as individuals. The school’s curriculum is designed to encourage and guide students in the development of self-direction, individual responsibility and intellectual growth. We believe that students can reach their fullest potential if they are able to develop a positive self-image. To further these goals, our school offers a learning environment that fosters the development of a creative and critical mind.


The IB program has a unique approach that teaches children the love of learning, curiosity, risk taking, self confidence and independence. Our kids are thriving.”

Alto Parent

Accredited and proven concept

Alto is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and well as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Alto’s inquiry based learning concept ensures that our graduates:

  • can research independently
  • have a demonstrated foreign language skill
  • contribute a global perspective to current events
  • give back to their communities through volunteerism and community service
  • study the language, history and arts of diverse cultures
  • approach problems from multiple perspectives
  • have excellent time management skills
  • are well-prepared for the rigour of college-level coursework.

Alto students participate each year in the International School Assessment (ISA) test. This test provides comparative assessment data in math, reading and writing with students worldwide. Alto consistently outperforms comparable schools and has even increased overall school results over recent years. In 2015-16 the ISA test was taken by over 76,000 students from 355 schools across nearly 80 countries.