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Internation Baccalaureate Program

For information, please contact:

Anne Sahlberg, IB Coordinator

Call 707-839-6490 or

First Annual IB Extended Essay Cafe & Potluck - May 2017


Junior IB diploma students on weekend college visit to University of San Francisco before attending the CIS International College and University Fair.

IB Mission Statement

“The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.  

To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.  

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”

“The Value of An IB Education”



IB at MHS: “Encouraging both academic and personal achievement”

The MHS philosophy is to provide students the opportunity to complete a rigorous course of study and a well-rounded education including extracurricular activities.  IB Diploma students take courses in six areas of study:  English, Foreign Language (Spanish or French), History/Social Studies, Mathematics, Visual Art / Music / Theater Arts / Architectural Design, and Science.  Additionally, students will complete 150 hours of CAS (Creative, Active, Service), write a scholarly Extended Essay, and take the Theory of Knowledge course which guides students to question, “How do I know what I know?”

Students have class choices in four of the six groups that make up the IB Diploma.  

World language:  French or Spanish

Sciences:  Chemistry and / or Physics

Mathematics:  Mathematical Studies (including statistical analysis) or Calculus

Arts:  Music, Theater, Architectural Design, Metal, Wood, Art (mixed media), or Ceramics

IB Learner Profile

As an IB community of learners, we strive to be . . .

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective