Our mission

HIS will provide an international education that promotes integrity, excellence, cultural sensitivity and a lifelong commitment to peace and a sustainable planet.

Our vision

HIS will cultivate young people who are prepared for lifelong learning, meeting challenges and outstanding citizenship anywhere in the world.

Guiding Philosophy

  • To provide a world-class education through effective and innovative teaching based on the principles and objectives of the International Baccalaureate.
  • To provide our students with essential skills, knowledge, understanding, attitudes and techniques and with opportunities to apply them.
  • To provide a safe, supportive and positive learning environment that meets the social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual needs of each student.
  • To provide opportunities for students to work both independently and collaboratively with the goal of helping them to learn to solve problems, meet challenges and develop a respect for the aspirations and perspectives of others.
  • To provide a truly international education that prepares children to play a full and active role as global citizens and leaders.
  • To provide opportunities for students both to develop a strong sense of their self-identity and to be able to express this.
  • To engage integrally in the opportunities for learning afforded by the cultural and linguistic diversity of our location and community.
  • To provide opportunities for students to foster a commitment to world peace based on a spirit of mutual understanding and cultural respect.
  • To provide an educational program where English is used as the main language of instruction and mother tongues are valued and supported.
  • To recruit and retain faculty and staff of the highest quality and to encourage their continued professional development.
  • To foster a sense of community among the students, parents, faculty, administration and Board, based on open communication, mutual respect, cooperation and concern.
  • To act as a model school for others that share our ideals and beliefs.

Adopted: September 18, 2012