Our Mission and Core Values
The International High School @ Prospect Heights opened its doors in September of 2004 to serve a multilingual student population of recent immigrants by fostering their academic, cognitive, social, cultural, and emotional growth. Our students become proficient at understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in English through language-rich, student-centered learning experiences inside and outside of school. Students, staff, and families collaborate to create a school environment that promotes cooperation, cross-cultural interaction, appreciation of diversity, and focuses on academic, social and emotional well-being of each student. Our work is grounded in our school mission and core values and supported by our instructional model and advisory program.
The International High School @ Prospect Heights empowers recent immigrant students by teaching them fluency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English through a rigorous curriculum that is language rich, interdisciplinary, and project based. Students learn to think critically, prepare for college and other education after high school. Students, staff and families create a caring school environment that promotes collaboration, cross-cultural interaction, and appreciation of diversity. Above all, International High School students become successful contributing members of society and conscientious global citizens of the future.