Seattle's International Schools provide students with linguistic skills, higher-order thinking skills, and a global perspective that will help them to contribute to, and succeed in, a 21st century world.
International Schools help students engage in intellectually rigorous schoolwork and prepare them for college, career and life.
International Schools help close both the academic achievement gap as well as the “global achievement gap."
Download the SPS International Education Brochure (PDF).
Find out more about the International Education / Dual Language Immersion Task Force.
Vision for International Education
Our vision is to prepare students, in partnership with families and community, for global citizenship in an increasingly interdependent world.
Preparing Global Citizens
- RCW 28A.150.210: Basic Education - Goals of School Districts
"A basic education is an evolving program of instruction that is intended to provide students with the opportunity to become responsible and respectful global citizens, to contribute to their economic well-being and that of their families and communities, to explore and understand different perspectives, and to enjoy productive and satisfying lives."
Components of International Education
- Seattle School Board Policy No 2177 (adopted May 15, 2012)
Unique Characteristics of International Education:
World Languages | Global Perspective | Cultural/Global Competency
Global Competence Matrix
21st Century Skills