Our Mission and Core Values

About Us

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.

School Mission

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.

Our Core Values

The Core Values affirmed here are the result of a collaboration of our students, families, and staff, to outline the values that guide our school community.

How do our Core Values guide our community?

Our Core Values inform our approach to our teaching, our social emotional learning, our collaborations within our school and with our community partners, our family engagement and our role as advocates for our students and families.

Core Values