About Us

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We strive to create an environment ideally suited to promote the growth of the mind, rich in intellectual stimulation and promoting a sense of wonder, curiosity, and motivation for exploration that will prepare the students as life-long learners.

Corrales International School (CIS) is a K-12 tuition-free public charter school in Albuquerque offering the first International Baccalaureate authorized Primary Years Programme (PYP) in NM, and a recently authorized IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), as well as a Dual Enrollment program for our 11th and 12th grades.

Corrales International School’s PYP offers a Spanish immersion program with Kinder and 1st grades taught 90% in Spanish and 10% in English, and 2nd/3rd grades and 4th/5th grades team-taught in a 50/50 model with all subjects covered in each language. Our MYP requires students to participate in both Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.  IB schools share a common philosophy–a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that CIS believes is important for our students.

Our Mission
The mission of Corrales International School (CIS) is to achieve, within the framework of the International Baccalaureate curriculum, excellence in multilingual education, promote international understanding and model its core values of respect, responsibility, connection with the environment, and the joy of learning.

Core Values
CIS introduces students to the world’s cultural heritage through a rigorous curriculum, international in its approach to people, values, and skills. Commitment to immersion language learning is fundamental to the program. We strive to instill in students a commitment to active service and a sense of responsibility.

Every human being is valuable and deserves respect. We understand others by listening and learning to see the world from another’s point of view. Since each language reflects the values, history, and way of thinking for those who speak it, learning new languages is an effective means of understanding others, and speaking their language is a powerful statement of respect.

Connection with the Environment

We are a part of nature. Corrales International School empowers students to create a future with respect for the earth and all beings.