Marist Brothers International School (MBIS) is a private, college-preparatory school, catering to students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Since opening our doors in 1951, our graduates have consistently achieved placements in universities and colleges around the world. MBIS has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1972, and became an IB World School in 2017 (with first exams in 2019). We are committed to excellence in education, but believe that excellence means more than a rigorous and stimulating curriculum. Our holistic approach includes a focused dedication to character – developing skills which make our students stand out from the crowd. Character and community are at our heart – the foundation of the Marist ‘difference’.
Mission Statement: MBIS will make students our utmost priority and encourage them to achieve their full potential by fostering spiritual growth, appreciating cultural diversity and developing a life-long love of learning. We will provide the opportunity for all stakeholders to develop a sense of community, spirit and pride in our school.
The MBIS HS Diploma is accredited by WASC and represents the successful attainment of a minimum of 22 Credit Units.
Students, additionally, must demonstrate a sustained commitment to creativity, activity, and service (CAS) during grades 11 and 12.
In Grade 11 and 12, all classes are taught as IBDP classes. This includes classes for students who are not pursuing the IBDP. Grade 9 and 10 are taught using California State Standards except in Social studies where Aero Standards are used and in Science where Next Generation Science Standards are used. All courses are taught at a college prepatory level. Grades 9 and 10, in the subject area of English and Social Studies, offer an honors course to provide more challenging work to those students who require it.
MBIS assesses students on 1–7 scale and does not calculate GPA, nor does it rank students. A passing grade is a 3 or above. Students who transfer without certain high school credits required for graduation purposes, may receive full credit based on previous academic results and/or an interview with administration.
THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
MBIS has an excellent acceptance record; 95% of our graduates proceed to higher education.
Graduates of recent years matriculated at the following institutions of higher learning:
Asian Pacific University (Ritsumeikan)
International Christian University
Kwansei Gakuin University
Lakeland College – Tokyo
University of Hyogo
Temple University (Tokyo)
Australia & Asia
Loyola College – India
Monash University – Australia
Murdoch University – Australia
National Taiwan University – Taiwan
University of Melbourne – Australia
UK & Europe
Grenoble École de Management – France
King’s College London – UK
Sussex University – UK
University of Amsterdam – Netherlands
University of East Anglia – UK
University of the Arts London – UK
United States of America & Canada
Agnes Scott College – GA
Asbury University – KY
California State University: Long Beach – CA
McGill University – Canada
Moody Bible Institute – IL
Mount Allison University – Canada
Orange Coast College – CA
Penn State University – PA
Portland State University – OR
San Diego State University – CA
Savannah College of Art and Design – GA
University of British Columbia – Canada
University of Colorado Boulder – CO
University of Michigan – MI
University of Prince Edward Island – Canada
University of San Diego – CA
University of Toronto – Canada
University of Utah – UT
Wilfrid Laurier University – Canada