The principal aim for High School at the Peterson Schools is to promote methodical and rigorous thought in our students as well as the skills they will need to adopt ethical attitudes in the application of knowledge. Our students also acquire the knowledge they will need to continue their studies at college.
Our students begin their High School journey, 9th and 10th grades, under the University of Cambridge IGCSE program, which empowers them by allowing them to choose from a wide variety of courses, giving the opportunity for each student to select their path between different electives, such as Computer Science, Design Technology, Global Perspective and World History. This promotes being more responsible for their education and having the opportunity to achieve their full potential in subjects they are particularly affectionate.
All of our 11th and 12th grade students undertake the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme; a curriculum made up of college-level courses within six subject groups. It is an academically challenging and balanced program that addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students, and is recognized by most universities across the globe.
High School students can participate in extracurricular clubs to develop their leadership and social skills. Students propose and lead the clubs during the entire school year. Teachers mentor these organizations so that they can exchange knowledge and experiences with the students. Some examples of these clubs include: Business Club, Activism Club, Debate Club, Reading Club, QTSA (Queer Trans Straight Alliance) Club, Photography Club, amongst others.
Peterson Schools is one of only 10 schools in Mexico to house its own chapter of the prestigious National Honor Society (NHS). This exclusive association is formed by students from 10th to 12th grade, who meet its high service, academic prowess, leadership, and strength of character standards.