Silicon Valley International School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP)*. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that the Silicon Valley International believes is important for our students.
*In August 2020, INTL announced a merger with Alto International School, who is authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
Beyond providing a framework for our curriculum, the International Baccalaureate Programme strives to develop learning profile attributes in students that contribute to their overall success academically and socially-emotionally.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
dynamic bilingual learning
Paired with our inquiry-based methods, Silicon Valley International School offers a dynamic bilingual education. An INTL education isn’t just about becoming fluent in two languages. More importantly, it is about learning through language. Every day, students are immersed in a rich multilingual and multicultural environment that allows them to develop the cultural literacy and communication skills they need to thrive in an international setting.
As an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Silicon Valley International School delivers its rigorous and dynamic curricula (Chinese, French, German, and English) through the PYP’s framework of Units of Inquiry. The six Units of Inquiry are based on global themes that provide conceptual connections across subject areas, such as Who We Are, How the World Works, and Where We Are in Place and Time.
Inquiry-based learning brings students to be fully engaged by asking questions, reaching for answers, making bigger-picture connections, reflecting on learning, and taking action.
Silicon Valley International School strives to create a nurturing environment in which students are encouraged to reach their full potential. Guided by the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile, social emotional learning is woven into the fabric of the curriculum as well as taught explicitly.
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.