KAPPA International High School is a public International Baccalaureate World School, offering a challenging curriculum focusing on internationalism and inquiry-basedlearning. Our warm community of learners includes a dedicated group ofscholars, faculty and staff. To emphasize our culture of learning andmeritocracy, all scholars are required to wear uniforms at all times: baby bluecollared shirts, khaki pants or skirts with black shoes for girls and navy bluecollared shirts, khaki pants, and black shoes for boys.
International Baccalaureate Program(IB)
Beginning junior year, all scholars at KAPPA Internationalparticipate in the prestigious International Bacclaureate Program (IB).IB is an alternative to Advanced Placement (AP) courses and isoffered at high-performing public and private schools in over 100countries. Most universities around the world offer college credit for IBCourses and scholars who earn the IB Diploma are often given sophomore standingupon beginning college. To prepare for IB, freshmen and sophomores courseshighlight inquiry and research-based education.
During freshmen and sophomore years, scholars take sevencore courses and one elective. Elective classes offered include Music, Writingthrough the Arts, Journalism, Theater and Performance Writing, FeministWriting, Environmental Studies and Urban Studies. Junior and Senior years,scholars take the IB Curriculum, which includes seven core courses andtheir choice of an IB Economics, Psychology or Music elective. Allscholars are required to take a foreign language all four years (Spanish,French or Greek).
In keeping with the international mission of our school,scholars travel abroad every year. Past trips have included Greece, Costa Rica,Egypt and Jordan and we will be traveling to Italy this spring. Annualinternational trips are designed to complement classroom learning and developscholars' ability to question their surroundings. While abroad, scholars visitlocal high schools and build relationships with their students.
Additional Academic Programs
In addition to a rigorous course load, scholars have theopportunity to take college credit-bearing courses through the College Nowprogram at Bronx Community College. Scholars also participate at NYU’s HighSchool Law Institute, where they work with NYU Law students and professors in amock-trial program.
In-school extra-curricular activities include Band, Choir,Model UN, Newspaper and Drama club. Sports teams includeBasketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Soccer, and Flag Football.
For more information about our school or to visit our community, contactus by phone at (718) 933-1247 or by email at