To affirm and inspire each and every student to learn and thrive as creators of their future world.
The mission of the Bellevue School District is to serve each and every student academically, socially, and emotionally, through a rigorous and relevant education that is innovative and individualized. As a learning community that values one another’s humanity, we provide courageous support for an equitable and exceptional education for all students.
International School offers an outstanding educational experience to all of its students, one which is focused on preparing them intellectually, socially, creatively, physically, and emotionally, so that they are inspired to become lifelong learners and realize their dreams in the world at large.
Rigorous academic climate in a nurturing environment.
International partnerships for study abroad to France; French speaking interns work as teaching assistants in World Language classrooms.
Common year-long themes unifying various disciplines.
Each student participates in one week of focused study outside formal classroom structure, e.g. environmental study in the Cascades, cooking classes, furniture building, disaster preparedness, film making, designing inventions, trips to Washington, D.C. and abroad, etc.
Each senior must successfully complete a required Senior Project, including a research paper in a self-selected field of study and a hands-on community involvement project based on their research. Examples include: bee keeping, building a hydrogen fuel cell, henna tattooing, book binding, brewing biodiesel, homeless youth advocacy, watershed restoration, sound engineering, and music composition.
Required seven-year study of core subjects: International Studies, World Language (French), Math, Science, Humanities, Fine Arts and PE.