All school buildings in NYC are closed until further notice. All students are learning remotely 5 days a week. Our class schedule will remain the same.

Our Mission and Core Value

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

We believe that in order to become our best selves and reach our dreams, we must show dedication to learning, exploring our passions, honing our skills and expanding our minds.

We believe that through collaboration we learn about each other, the world around us and gain new perspectives. We believe that when we collaborate, we overcome challenges in ways we could not alone.

We believe that healthy relationships are rooted in love and respect for ourselves. The foundation of a thriving community is healthy relationships among all stakeholders (students, teachers, staff, administration, parents and other community members). In order for us to grow, we need to protect and nourish our minds, bodies, spirits, and relationships with one another.

We believe having open minds helps us connect with and learn about the diverse population of our school. When we are open-minded we are able to hear new perspectives and combine these different ideas to create something new. Being open-minded enables us to embrace our different cultures. languages, homes, talents, struggles, and identities, learn from each other and grow. Together we have the power to create something better that the world that we have now.

We believe in the power of kindness and love. Kindness is treating someone with care, compassion, empathy, and peace. Kindness is helping someone without asking anything in return. Kindness is treating others the way you want to be treated.

We believe that all people should be treated with respect, fairness, and equity. We should never discriminate against people based on their identities. As a school, we need to create a safe and empowering community for all regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender expression, religion, or ability. As a community, we strive to empower ourselves to fight for equity and justice both in our school community and the world.