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 Offered Grades Prekindergarten-10
Year Founded 1988

Student Body

Total Students 264 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Alto International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes http://www.gais.org/tuition-and-fees/

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, 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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