Alto International School

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  • Alto International School, formerly known as GAIS, is a globally-minded community, fostering confident, creative and responsible learners.
  • Our internationally focused middle and high school program offers students a unique preparatory, multilingual education providing them with the necessary skills for university and life beyond.
  • For younger students we offer a German immersion preschool and elementary program, educating engaged, independent, and balanced learners.As an IB World School since 2007, Alto offers both the Primary Years Program (PYP) from Preschool through Grade 5, the Middle Years Program (MYP) from Grade 6 through Grade 10, and is a candidate school for the Diploma Program (DP) in Grades 11 and 12.
  • Students are taught in a multilingual environment, graduating with literacy skills in at least two languages.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-10
Year Founded1988

Student Body

Total Students264 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeAlto International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes http://www.gais.org/tuition-and-fees/

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.http://www.gais.org/academics-extracurricular-after-school-program/ http://www.gais.org/academics-extracurricular-after-school-program/,

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