Preparing kids for today’s world.
The International School at Mesa del Sol was a smashing success from the day it opened in fall 2009. It’s not surprising really. This K-6 charter school — which is adding a grade every year until it becomes a K-8 in 2014 — was one of the first public schools in New Mexico to offer a fully accredited International Baccalaureate curriculum. As such it attracted a talented, truly international faculty, with teachers from as far away as Nairobi, Kenya, and La Ceiba, Honduras. And with its emphasis on global awareness and integrated learning, it also attracted families from around the Albuquerque area.
One of the advantages of the International Baccalaureate curriculum is that it teaches to a world-wide standard. “It’s like an educational passport,” says Dr. Sean Joyce, head of The International School. So families who may be moving to Mesa del Sol from somewhere else in the wide world will have a seamless educational experience. It’s the perfect school for a community where international companies such as Schott Solar are taking up residence and where one of the closest neighbors is an Air Force base.
And in our ever-shrinking world, what could be more valuable than an expansive, global education?
For more information about The International School and its curriculum, please visit www.tisnm.org.