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The International School at Mesa Del Sol is a K-11 public charter school in Albuquerque, New Mexico offering the International Baccalaureate curriculum.  The school will grow to 12th grade the following school year and is looking in to the addition of a pre-K program.    

The Primary Years Programme (K-5):  In classes of 20, TIS students are challenged through the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum to think and make connections through inquiry including hands-on learning activities, field trips and research projects.  With a foundation of literacy and math, the curriculum is well-rounded with special content in Mandarin, Music, Art and Physical Education to enrich.  With highly trained International Baccalaureate teachers students thrive in an environment designed to support children to develop into successful global citizens.  TIS as an authorized IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP).

The Middle Years Programme (6-10):  TIS offers middle school (6-8) and early high school (9-10)  Grades 6-10 comprise the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.  In classes based on each student’s academic level, students are challenged to excel in 8 subject areas.  Students work in core subjects math, language and literature, Individuals and Socieites (social studies), Science, Fine and Performing Arts, Spanish and Physical Education with hands-on inquiry style projects and assignments.  The International Baccalaureate Design class teaches technology and problem solving while connecting to the real challenges of today and the future.  In a small learning community and with  an average class size of 20, students receive more individual attention and differentiated instruction.  The TIS MYP program is in the process of IB World School authorization.

TIS is expanding to offer 11th and 12th grades.  This program will build on the TIS Middle Years Programme and provide the requirements necessary for New Mexico High School Graduation, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and college preparation.  In classes based on each student’s academic level, students are challenged to excel in 8 subject areas.  Students work in core subjects math, language and literature, Individuals and Socieites (social studies), Science, Fine and Performing Arts, Spanish and Physical Education with hands-on inquiry style projects and assignments.  Students are provided additional opportunities with online classes to accelerate students.

Admissions are accepted through an enrollment lottery process.

Learn more about TIS!

Curriculum

TIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP is grades Kindergarten through 5th) World School. TIS is working toward certification as a IB Middle Years Programme (MYP is grades 6th-10th).

Teaching and learning is based on the IB’s Program of Inquiry, the New Mexico Public Education Department standards, and the Common Core State Standards.  Learn more about the curriculum at the links below:

International Baccalaureate Curriculum

Primary Years Programme of Inquiry (K-5)

Middle Years Programme (6-10) Course Guide