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The CSIHSIS Mission

CSIHS for International Studies will create a nurturing educational environment in which students are actively engaged in developing literacy and problem solving skills to succeed in post-secondary education, advanced courses of study and the world of work. At CSIHS students, staff and parents will collaborate to create a vibrant learning community. Students attending CSIHS will participate rigorous inquiry based instruction and learning that integrates world issues, languages and cultures. The integration of a thorough course of study with internationally themed content coupled with community involvement will provide students with the skills and experiences to be responsible and ethical participants in a global society.

Small schools mean rigor, relevance and relationships
A dedicated expert faculty provides rigorous, inquiry-based instruction and lead small advisory groups, which gives focused guidance to every student throughout the high school years. Currently, the high school has 114 students.

What are international studies?
International studies means learning about the geography, history, culture and languages of other world regions. All courses will examine themes of international interdependency.

Why does it matter?
Currently, one in six U.S. jobs is tied to international trade. Careers in the arts, science, academia, healthcare and many other sectors also depend on international exchange. This will only increase in the coming decades. The world of tomorrow is being shaped in CSI High School's classrooms today.

Community partners
The CSI High School for International Studies is located on The College of Staten Island campus, but is a New York City Department of Education Region 7 public high school. It is made possible through a partnership with The College of Staten Island and Asia Society and generously supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. To learn more about international studies and the community partners, click here.

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