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International Baccalaureate

The IB Learner Profile
International Baccalaureate (IB) learners strive to be inquirers, open-minded, knowledgeable, caring, thinkers, risk-takers, communicators, balanced, principled, and reflective.
IB Approached to Teaching (ATT)
Teaching at Monterey High School in the International Baccalaureate programmes 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)
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For more information please visit Diploma Programme
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IB Coordinator
Nikki Ahrenstorff
IB Policies
IB Staff Training
MHS teachers and staff attend required workshops in both the Middle Years Program and the Diploma Programme 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