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International Baccalaureate

The IB Learner Profile
IB learners strive to be inquirers, open-minded, knowledgeable, caring, thinkers, risk-takers, communicators, balanced, principled, and reflective.
IB Approaches to Teaching (ATT)
Teaching at Monterey High School in the International Baccalaureate programme(s) should reflect a commitment to the following criteria:
  • Based on inquiry
  • Focused on conceptual understanding and discovery
  • Developed in local and global contexts
  • Focused on effective teamwork, communication and collaboration
  • Differentiated to the meet the needs of all learners
  • Informed by formative and summative assessment
Middle Years Programme   (9th & 10th Grades)
For more information please visit Middle Years Programme
Diploma Programme   (11th & 12th Grades)
For more information please visit Diploma Programme
IB Coordinators:
Nikki Ahrenstorff
IB Middle Years Program (MYP) Coordinator 
Elizabeth Desimone
IB Diploma Program (DP) Coordinator 

IB Policies:

More Information:
Staff Training:
MHS teachers attend required workshops in both the Middle Years Program and the Diploma Program before teaching the course(s). Teachers receive training in the following areas: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, Visual Arts, Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge, CAS, and Heads of School.
International Education Week:
In honor of International Education Week, the Monterey High School orchestrates a vibrant International Festival every November. This celebration is a joint effort by AFS/International Club, MHS Leadership, students, and faculty from MIIS, and others in the community. The first event took place on 11/15/16 and was featured in the Monterey Herald, by Claudia Melendez Salinas