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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:
IB Middle Years Program (MYP) Coordinator 
Nikki Ahrenstorff
IB Diploma Program (DP) Coordinator 
Elizabeth Desimone

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. This is an exciting time for the MHS learning community as we make the full transition to the IB Programs in these next two school years.  
In the News:
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...
Monterey Herald, by Claudia Melendez Salinas