first create your environment, then let your environment create you
Students here learn more than just an additional language; they learn how to become agile, responsive, global thinkers. Our three bilingual programs (Chinese, French, or German) and our Upper School Language Acquisition program (USLA) for students with no prior immersion experience are strengthened through the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework that codifies our structured inquiry pedagogy. This unique environment cultivates international leadership where young world citizens discover together how to lead lives worthy of their boundless futures.
Welcome to Silicon Valley International School.
Silicon Valley International School's focus on inquiry and bilingualism empowers young minds to embrace complexity, think critically from multiple perspectives, and demonstrate integrity and sensitivity across cultures.
Early Years Center (Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten) at Silicon Valley International School sets a strong foundation for bilingual immersion, discovery and innovation. It is the ideal start for young students to thrive in an international environment and build academic success through the elementary school years and beyond.
Our Kindergarten through 5th grade program empowers students to explore, discover, and create through a series of rich and varied learning experiences built around engaging bilingual curricula in French/English, German/English, or Chinese (Mandarin)/English. Silicon Valley’s best international and bilingual elementary school program lays the foundation for students to become self-directed and independent lifelong learners, engaged global citizens, and inquirers with the capacity to see issues and ideas from multiple perspectives.
Our middle school program is founded on a student-centered approach to teaching and learning. It provides a rigorous bilingual academic curriculum that blends the best practices of the U.S education system with the high standards of the French national curriculum and curricula influenced by China, Taiwan, and Germany. Middle School is also an opportunity for students with no prior immersion experience to join our for our Upper School Language Acquisition program.
Silicon Valley International High School instills in its students a flexible and open-minded approach to the intrinsic drive toward meaningful learning. The academic program offers the full continuum of the International Baccalaureate – delivering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Grades 9 and 10 and followed by the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades 11 and 12.
Silicon Valley International School (INTL) strives to empower students, alumni, faculty, staff, and parents to understand, value differences and celebrate diversity. Through an environment of respect, the INTL community is committed to inclusion, acceptance, and belonging, so all may live in a better and peaceful world.
Our Early Years Center (Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten), Middle School, and High School is located on our Willows Campus in Menlo Park (475 Pope Street). Kindergarten - 5th grade is located at our Cohn Campus in Palo Alto (151 Laura Lane).
Silicon Valley International School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.